CBS television is planning yet another spinoff of its popular NCIS franchise this time spinning off and NCIS Los Angeles.
The spinoff will follow a mobile team of agents who live and work together traveling across the United States solving crimes together. The characters will be introduced in a special two-part episode of NCIS Los Angeles later this season.
Shane Brennan, who serves as executive producer on both NCIS and NCIS: LA, will write and produce the project.
In their 10th and fourth seasons, respectively, NCIS — itself an offshoot of JAG — and NCIS: LA are two of the most-watched series on network television, so it comes as no surprise that CBS is looking to cash in on the franchise’s success. But the news marks a change of tune from CBS: In July, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said that there were no plans to expand the NCIS franchise any time soon.