NCIS: Hawaii premiered on Monday, September 20, 2021 on CBS as the fourth spinoff from the NCIS franchise. Based in the tropical island of Hawaii, where exactly is the show filmed?
The CBS franchise has expanded to the Pacific Ocean to the state of Hawaii, to follow the agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in the Pearl Harbor office.
It’s the first time the show will be taking place in a location out of the US mainland, as well as making NCIS history with Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) as the first female to helm the series.
NCIS has a dedicated following and it’s no surprise; it is the second longest-running U.S. primetime TV series currently on air, so all you fans, we’ve got you covered on the filming locations.
Where is NCIS: Hawaii filmed?
HawaiiNewsNow reported that the first day began filming at an undisclosed location on the North Shore of Oahu, which was kicked off with a traditional Hawaiian blessing on June 16, 2021.
Two days later, director Larry Teng announced that filming took place at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, a US military base 8 miles adjacent to Honolulu.
The extensive Hawaii Film Studio built for Hawaii Five-O was reused for NCIS, as stated by Deadline and it is located 15 minutes from downtown Honolulu, with a 7.5-acre lot and a 16,500 square foot soundstage.
NCIS: Hawaii release date
New episodes will air on CBS every Monday, with episode 2, titled Boom, premiering on September 27th, 2021.
Episode 3 and 4 are expected to be available on October 4th and October 11th, 2021.
NCIS fans, you’re in luck – the spinoff will air at 10/9c, after new episodes of season 19 of the original series, NCIS.
Will there be a Hawaii Five-O crossover?
NCIS: Los Angeles had a crossover with Hawaii Five-O back in 2012, in a two-part event called Touch of Death. Because of this, fans have been asking for a meetup between NCIS: Hawaii and Hawaii Five-O, which seems way more likely since they had to take a plane previously.
Unfortunately, it seems highly unlikely since the show was cancelled in March 2020, with CBS president Kelly Kahl stating:
“It’s never easy to say goodbye to a hit franchise that carried on the legacy of the original with such distinction, while establishing its own signature style. We cannot be prouder of its quality and longevity and are thankful for the passionate fan devotion it inspired.”