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NCIS: Sydney Renewed for Season 2 at CBS

It’s a g’day to be a fan of NCIS: Sydney.

The well-watched NCIS franchise’s first international offshoot, which is set and films in Sydney, Australia, has been renewed for Season 2 on CBS, TVLine has learned.

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Production on Season 2 will begin in the next few months (during what we yanks call “spring”).

The renewal news comes two months after NCIS: Sydney aired its freshman finale Stateside, and corresponds with a Season 2 order placed today by Paramount+ Australia.

It also means that the NCIS franchise is on the verge of being five series strong, with the mothership and NCIS: Hawai’i midway through their current seasons and CBS’ NCIS: Origins (“Young Gibbs”) and Paramount+’s Tony/Ziva spinoffs both ordered to series.

The 1,000th overall NCIS franchise episode will air Monday, April 15, as an episode of NCIS proper.

Season 1 of NCIS: Sydney averaged 6.5 million total viewers (with Live+7 playback). At midseason, it tied Survivor as CBS’ most-watched entertainment program of this slightly strange, strikes-delayed TV season (and trailed only the network’s 60 Minutes in total audience). It also emerged as the most-watched freshman show on any network last fall.

Season 2 will premiere on CBS during the 2024-25 TV season; an exact date has not yet been set.

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“We’re beyond stoked with the response to the first season of the show, both in Australia and around the world, and that the team at NCIS: Sydney is returning for a second season,” showrunner Morgan O’Neill said in a statement. “We’re especially thrilled to invite our audience deeper into the lives of our core team, peeling back the layers to find out what really makes them tick. This will be even more important as we see the bonds of the new family tested to breaking point in the face of a much more potent enemy looming on the horizon….”

Also streaming/airing in Australia on Paramount+ and Network 10, NCIS: Sydney follows a brilliant and eclectic team of U.S. NCIS Agents and Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers as they are grafted into a multi-national task force, to keep naval crimes in check in the most contested patch of ocean on the planet.

The merged team is led by NCIS Special Agent Michelle Mackey, played by DC’s Legends of Tomorrow alum Olivia Swann, and her 2IC AFP counterpart, Sergeant Jim “JD” Dempsey, played by Todd Lasance (Spartacus: War of the Damned).

The cast also includes Sean Sagar (Fate: The Winx Saga) as NCIS Special Agent DeShawn Jackson, Tuuli Narkle (Bad Behaviour) as AFP Liaison Officer Constable Evie Cooper, Mavournee Hazel (Neighbours) as AFP Forensic Scientist Bluebird “Blue” Gleeson, and William McInnes (Blue Heelers) as AFP Forensic Pathologist Dr. Roy Penrose.

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