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NCIS: Hawaii cast begins filming, takes part in a traditional blessing

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The NCIS: Hawaii cast has begun filming for Season 1 of the new CBS drama. Pic credit: Star-Advertiser/YouTube

The NCIS: Hawaii cast is ready to get down to work following a traditional Hawaiian blessing that took place this week.

As reported by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, cultural practitioner Ramsay Taum led an opening ceremony at Mokuleia’s Army Beach with a blessing and helped provide a “cleansing” before the cast and crew began filming the series premiere.

A video with everyone on the beach is shared below. In it, we can see star Vanessa Lachey, executive producer Christopher Silber, NCIS: Hawaii director Larry Teng, and several other people addressing the crowd of people.

The video also includes the full blessing that took place and shows how seriously everyone involved in the production is taking the opportunity to film on the islands and getting to enjoy the beautiful locations.

NCIS: Hawaii filming for fall 2021 season

CBS ordered a full season of NCIS: Hawaii that will air during the 2021-2022 television season. A lot of casting news about the show has come out recently, including the revelation that three of the lead roles are played by Vanessa Lachey, Yasmine Al-Bustami, and Jason Antoon.

Additional cast members now include Noah Mills from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, as well as new hires Tori Anderson and Kian Talan.

When is the first episode of NCIS: Hawaii?

CBS has not revealed an exact start date for NCIS: Hawaii, but the expectation is that episodes will begin airing around the end of September or the beginning of October 2021. Since this is a full-season order for the NCIS spin-off, there should be a lot of episodes airing in the fall.

The network did reveal its fall TV schedule. On it, we can see that NCIS: Hawaii is going to air on Monday nights. The show is going to slide into the 10/9c timeslot that used to have Bull in it, with Bull now moving to a new night later in the week.

Serving as the lead-in for the show will be Season 19 of NCIS. That’s right, the top drama on CBS is going to be moved to Monday nights and begin airing at 9/8c each week. Taking NCIS off Tuesday nights is going to be a huge shift for fans of the long-running drama, but CBS wants to have three FBI-based shows on Tuesday nights in the fall.

A teaser trailer for NCIS: Hawaii has also been released by the network to spur interest in the new show. It has helped create some additional buzz for the NCIS spin-off, and that’s definitely needed if it’s going to debut to big ratings in the fall.

As soon as we learn the date of the NCIS: Hawaii season premiere, we will make sure to pass it on. It will probably be on the same night as the NCIS Season 19 premiere, with that show likely going through some major changes.

In fact, according to new NCIS rumors, producers are in contact with a new actor to join the show in a major role.

NCIS: Hawaii debuts in the fall of 2021 on CBS.

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