FOX UK Becomes New Home Of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’. Season 4 To Air In July.
‘NCIS: New Orleans‘ has a new UK home as FOX picks up the series, with Season 4 coming in July, and Season 5 coming later in the year.
Leading the ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula – ‘Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise’), a.k.a. “King”, a native of New Orleans who is driven by his need to do what is right. But underestimate him at your peril – Pride has fast fists and a temper you don’t want to mess with.
Working with Pride is his longtime friend and colleague Special Agent Christopher Lasalle (Lucas Black – ‘American Gothic’, ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’), who plays hard but works harder; tough and acerbic Special Agent Tammy Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito – ‘CSI: NY’, ’24’), a former FBI Agent who was sent to New Orleans to investigate NCIS and upon completion joined Pride’s team; former ATF agent Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant – ‘Mercy Street’), who is still adjusting after years of solo undercover assignments; and Forensic Agent Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich – ‘Cloverfield’) a brilliant scientist who left the lab and after much training became an agent. Supporting them is coroner Dr Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder – ‘ER’, ‘The Shield’, ‘Avatar’), who is as eccentric as she is smart and Investigative Computer Specialist Patton Plame (Daryl Chill Mitchell – ‘Galaxy Quest’) an animated and talented hacker.
“FOX UK is the home of NCIS, one of the most watched dramas in the world. In a move set to delight viewers, fans of the series can now watch premiere episodes from the brand new season of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS,” comments Shoshana Wilson, Director of Programming, Scheduling & Acquisitions, Fox Networks Group Europe. “FOX prides itself on delivering thrilling entertainment in keeping with our Hollywood heritage and I’m delighted we can bring our viewers the series they have been crying out for.”
In the season four premiere, six weeks after his takedown of a corrupt official, Pride is still on probation for his questionable tactics – leaving his team closely monitored by Supervisory Special Agent Paula Boyd (Becky Ann Baker). As if their new supervisor wasn’t enough, the FBI has taken the lead on an investigation into a stolen rig full of nuclear waste – but the NCIS team has a few ideas of their own and have to pursue them under the radar. Will Pride and the other special agents be able to work around their new restrictions?
Before any of you ask, no, we don’t know what happened to Channel 5 airing the second half of Season 3 after they abandoned it mid-season. It may still show up, as it’s unlikely Channel 5 only brought half a season, but I wouldn’t hold my breath… UPDATE: Channel 5 has emailed us and asked us to clarify that they are planning to show the second half of Season 3, on 5USA in Autumn 2018.
‘NCIS: New Orleans‘ Season 4 gets it’s UK Premiere Friday, 20th July at 9pm.