NCIS: Hawai'i adds LL Cool J to season 3 cast following season 2 finale cameo

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NCIS: Hawai'i season 2 finale spoilers follow.

NCIS: Hawai'i has confirmed that LL Cool J will be joining the cast of season 3 following a cameo in the season 2 finale.

The rapper and actor is a legend of the NCIS franchise, having played Sam Hanna in the original series before going on to appear in spin-off Los Angeles.

In last night's (May 22) season 2 finale of Hawai'i, Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) and Kate Whistler (Tori Anderson) received help from Sam while under attack in Venezuela.

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It's now been confirmed that LL Cool J will be a recurring guest star on Hawai'i season 3, with executive producers Matt Bosack, Jan Nash and Christopher Silber sharing their excitement to have him on board.

"All of us at NCIS: Hawai'i have been huge fans of LL Cool J for years and couldn’t be more thrilled or honored to be adding his spectacular talent to our ohana for season three," they said.

Lachey added: "One of the most beautiful things about working on NCIS: Hawai'i is the show's ability to bring the franchise together. We have had so much fun spreading the aloha to NCIS and NCIS: LA with the triple crossover.


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"Now, we have the amazing opportunity to bring Sam Hanna to Hawai'i to help the island solve some cases and maybe have a few laughs in the process. Welcome to the ohana, Todd! It's going to be a fun ride!"

The cameo came after the final-ever episode of Los Angeles aired the night before, which saw Sam in Morocco in an episode set prior to his Hawai'i season 2 finale cameo.

NCIS: Hawai'i airs on CBS in the US. NCIS seasons 1-20 are streaming on Disney+ in the UK.

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