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CBS’ New Orleans-set NCIS spinoff has found its leading man.
Quantum Leap alum Scott Bakula will star in the backdoor spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Set to air in the spring, the two-part planted pilot centers on the NCIS New Orleans office, which handles cases from Pensacola, Fla., through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle. New Orleans, with its rich culture of music, fun and debauchery is a magnet for military personnel on leave — and with fun, comes trouble.
Bakula will play NCIS Special Agent Pride, who embodies New Orleans. He’s driven by the need to do what’s right and does it all with warmth, passion, strength and humor. The character is a unique federal agent working in one of the country’s most unique cities.
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NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg and star Mark Harmon will executive produce the spinoff, which will air in the spring.
For Bakula, the role marks his latest small-screen foray and comes as he’s recurring on HBO’s freshman comedy Looking. More recently, he co-starred in and earned an Emmy nom for HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, shot features Basmati Blues and Elsa & Fred, and starred in the London production of Saul Rubinek‘s play Terrible Advice. Bakula, who won a Golden Globe for Quantum Leap, also co-starred on TNT’s critical darling Men of a Certain Age. He’s repped by ICM, Anonymous Content and attorney Don Steele.
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