NCIS: Hawai'i signs up Love Is Blind star as its lead investigator

Stephanie Chase
·2-min read
Photo credit: Paul Archuleta - Getty Images
Photo credit: Paul Archuleta - Getty Images

NCIS has found its lead for upcoming spin-off NCIS: Hawai'i and it's a history-making casting for the franchise. Originally titled NCIS: Hawaii, the show's spelling has been changed to reflect the Hawaiian language.

Love Is Blind host Vanessa Lachey has landed the role, marking the first time an NCIS series will be based around a female special agent.

According to TV Line, Lachey will play Jane Tennant, the first woman Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl.

Photo credit: Paul Archuleta - Getty Images
Photo credit: Paul Archuleta - Getty Images

Jane is described by the publication as a single-mother who struggles to balance work and family, and a "keen" investigator who knows her way around a crime scene as well as the bureau politics at hand.

NCIS: Hawai'i was announced by CBS earlier this month, The official synopsis reads: "The world's most successful television series continues on the seductive shores of the Aloha State as the first female Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor and her team balance duty to family and country, investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel, national security and the mysteries of the island itself."

Photo credit: Paras Griffin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Paras Griffin - Getty Images

At the time, CBS also officially gave the greenlight to a 13th season of NCIS: Los Angeles, after confirming a few weeks ago that the original NCIS will be back for season 19.

Earlier this month, Wilmer Valderrama dropped some hints that big changes are ahead for NCIS following a major twist in the season 18 finale.

"I mean, we're going to give people a lot to talk about. I'm not one to do the, 'You have to wait and see!' hype, but man, this episode is really unpredictable," he said.

"I promise you that you're not going to see any of this coming."

NCIS airs on CBS in the US and on FOX UK in the UK.

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