Scott Bakula To Star in “NCIS” SpinoffBy: Emily Greene - February 3, 2014
Things continue to look good for Scott Bakula’s career.
The former star of Quantum Leap and Star Trek: Enterprise has just been cast in the most recent NCIS spinoff, which will be set in New Orleans.
Bakula will play Special Agent Pride, who is driven to do what is right and works with “warmth, passion, strength, and humor.”
Behind the newest spinoff of NCIS are executive producer Gary Glasberg and NCIS star Mark Harmon. The idea of the show came when Glasberg approached Harmon with the idea of an episode set in New Orleans.
“I went to Mark Harmon as I do every year and said, ‘I went through some stories and, hey, I came across this scenario. I’d love to try to do an episode. He turned to me and said, ‘Gary, that’s not a sweeps episode. That’s a new show,'” said Glasberg.
The show will cover cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana all the way to the Texas panhandle. According to CBS, New Orleans was the perfect setting because of “its rich setting of music, fun and debauchery, is a magnet for military personnel on-leave. And with fun comes trouble. It is a natural backdrop for a unique character driven spin-off.”
The show will begin this spring on CBS as a two-part episode of NCIS.
It seems that many people on Twitter are happy to see Bakula headline a show again and will be tuning in.
Bakula can currently be seen in a recurring role on HBO’s new hit Looking, and was recently nominated for an Emmy for his role in HBO’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra.
Bakula also received four Emmy nominations for his role as Sam Beckett in Quantum Leap. He also won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Drama for Quantum Leap.