NCIS: Origins, the CBS Gibbs Prequel Series – All You Need to Know

A new chapter unfolds in the NCIS universe with the upcoming prequel series, NCIS: Origins, shedding light on the early life of Leroy Jethro Gibbs. After bidding farewell to NCIS in 2021, Gibbs returns in this new series, promising to delve into the backstory of one of TV’s iconic characters.

Set in 1991, NCIS: Origins follows a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs, portrayed by Austin Stowell, as he navigates his early days as an agent at the NCIS Camp Pendleton office. The series will explore Gibbs’ formative years under the mentorship of the legendary Mike Franks, played by Kyle Schmid. Fans can expect to witness Gibbs’ journey towards becoming the revered leader of NCIS’s Major Case Response Team.

Executive producers Gina Lucita Monreal and David J. North expressed their excitement, stating, “This really is the making of Leroy Jethro Gibbs. And even the most dedicated NCIS fans will discover that they don’t know the whole story.”

In addition to Stowell and Schmid, the cast includes Mariel Molino as Special Agent Lala Dominguez, a character described as having “a steely resolve and a dark sense of humor.” Mark Harmon, who portrayed Gibbs for over 18 seasons, returns as the narrator and executive producer of the series.

NCIS: Origins is slated to be a part of the 2024-2025 television season, with a likely debut in the fall of 2024. The series bypassed the traditional pilot process, indicating CBS’s confidence in the project. Harmon, along with his son Sean Harmon, who is also an executive producer, played a pivotal role in bringing the series to life.

As the NCIS universe expands, fans can anticipate a compelling narrative that unravels the untold story of Leroy Jethro Gibbs and his journey towards becoming the iconic character loved by millions.

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