NCIS Hawaii is promising to be a fresh new take for the franchise, with the show featuring the first female lead, Jane Tennent (played by Vanessa Lachey). She is joined by an exciting cast, with Tori Anderson a new addition to the NCIS spin-off. But who will she be playing in the series?
Who is star Tori Anderson?
Tori Anderson has just been announced to be joining NICS: Hawaii, adding a new layer to an already fresh and dynamic cast.
The star has a long list of television projects under her belt, bringing a wealth of experience into the role.
Most recently, she starred as Blake Crawford in the series Blindspot from 2017 – 2020.
Outside of that, her roles include starring in Caught, No Tomorrow, Killjoys, The Other Kingdom, and MsLabelled.
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NCIS: Hawaii is set for a release date of September 1, 2021 with filming for the series still underway on location in Hawaii.
Matt Bosack, Jan Nash and Christopher Silber all having writing credits on the series, with Bosack coming off working on SEAL Team.
Nash is an NCIS veteran, having worked on NCIS: New Orleans alongside the series Black Lightning, Rizzoli & Isles and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
Silber has the most NCIS experience of the team, writing for both NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service and NCIS New Orleans.
Anderson will be joining Vanessa Lachey, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Jason Antoon and Kian Talan in the cast.
Lachey is the series first female lead and said “honored is an understatement” when sharing the news on Instagram.
She continued: “To join the NCIS franchise as the first female lead and to do it on the Beautiful Islands of Hawai’i… I still can’t believe it!
“Thank You CBS for believing in me! Now let’s get to work!”
Fans are similarly excited about the upcoming series, with many taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the new NCIS spin-off.
One fan said: “There’s no guarantee it would ever happen, but if it could, who would you like to see from #HawaiiFive0 turn up on #NCISHawaii?”
Another fan added: “@mattbosack please bring Steve and Danny from @HawaiiFive0CBS on NCIS Hawaii. They are important.”
A third fan said: “Just finished the final season of #NCISNOLA. Glad they didn’t end it on too huge of a cliff-hanger. Sad to see it go, but at least I can look forward to the new #NCISHawaii next season.”
NCIS Hawaii will be available to watch on CBS from September 1.