Renewed: NCIS: Sydney

Hit Australian adaptation of US franchise is formally approved for a second action season.

NCIS: Sydney has been greenlit for a second season by Paramount+.

The announcement coincides with a season two renewal by the CBS Television Network in the U.S., meaning it will again screen on network television.

The first international iteration of the global NCIS franchise outside of the U.S, the series is now Australia’s most-watched local series on Paramount+. It also screens on Paramount+ in New Zealand, USA, UK, South Korea, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and later this year in Japan. Season One will also screen on Network 10 in coming months.

Returning cast include Olivia Swann, Todd Lasance, Sean Sagar, Tuuli Narkle, Mavournee Hazel and William McInnes.

Having only just found their feet, in season two, the NCIS agents square off against a much more powerful adversary, threatening the very stability of the region… and the team itself.

Paramount ANZ’s Creative Advisor Drama, Rick Maier said: “This is such a powerful acknowledgement of both the great work and the wonderful audience response for season one. We’re thrilled to be going again with our brilliant cast, story team, crew and the best backdrop we know.”

Head of International Co-Productions and Development at CBS Studios, Lindsay Martin said: “We are ecstatic over the warm welcome NCIS: Sydney received in its freshman season. The success of our first international expansion of the franchise further demonstrates the strength and global demand of this iconic IP. We can’t wait for fans to spend more time with these characters and see what new stories this wonderful creative team has in store for season two.”

Executive Producer and Showrunner for Endemol Shine Australia, Morgan O’Neill said: “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 are returning for a second season. 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…”

The series is created by Morgan O’Neill, who serves as executive producer alongside Endemol Shine Australia’s Sara Richardson and Michele Bennett. Produced by Endemol Shine Australia for CBS Studios and Paramount Australia, and distributed outside Australia by Paramount Global Content Distribution,

Production on S2 will begin shortly.

8 Responses

  1. I was fortunate to see this in USA 4K 60fps & it looked almost 3D , brighter and showed Sydney in great clarity. Hope 10 stream the 4K versions of their shows , in future.

  2. I was pleasantly surprised by NCIS Sydney.

    I went in cynically expecting the worst and surprisingly enjoyed myself. It’s probably not the best of the lot, but it is entertaining and fun and we need more of that. Plus, I love the pseudo-return of Nick Schultz in William McInnes’ character.

  3. Surprised that it got CBS renewal since they already have Origins & I’m going to assume OG & Hawaii will also be renewed.

    That’s going to be 4 NCIS shows during the week, feels excessive given they can only show max 3 during 1 day (similar to Chicago Wednesday on NBC & FBI Tuesday on CBS)

    Maybe it will be shown during their summer or something?

    1. A they are very short on content and NCIS Sydney was able to work on scripts and production during the US strikes. They probably already had some scripts being developed. They are short of content for CBS at the moment, they could always air eps in Summer or them Paramount+ where it was intended to go. And they will get local points for airing S1 later on Ten, saving them from having to make another show.

    1. Not holding my breath though. Aussie shows seem to be allergic to anything past 8 episodes these days. Unless it’s reality or Neighbours/H&A haha.

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