So far, all of the other highly-rated spinoffs in the NCIS franchise have been US-based. But the upcoming “NCIS: Sydney,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, will be all about Australia’s most famous capital city. In many ways, this makes total sense. The original “NCIS: Los Angeles” creator, Shane Brennan, is from Australia (via TV Guide) and is well suited to produce a show in his native country. Another bright spot in the upcoming series is that it will “feature local stories,” per THR, and include local actors and crew members shooting on location in Sydney.
Unfortunately, other than that, details are sparse. We also know where the show will be broadcast — on Network 10 in Australia and on Paramount+ everywhere else (via Twitter) — but the juicier details haven’t been released yet. For instance, we have no idea which Australian actors will be cast in what roles. Since the project is in its very early stages of development, it’s no surprise that they’re sparse on specifics. But it’ll be interesting to see how the mostly American concept of a Naval Criminal Investigative Service plays out down under.