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Michael Weatherly (Tony DiNozzo) and Cote de Pablo (Ziva David) return to `NCIS.` (CBS photo)
Michael Weatherly (Tony DiNozzo) and Cote de Pablo (Ziva David) return to "NCIS." (CBS photo)

Paramount+ orders new original 'NCIS' series, starring Cote de Pablo & Michael Weatherly

Fri, Mar 1st 2024 02:55 pm

de Pablo and Weatherly to reprise their roles as Ziva David and Tony DiNozzo in newest installment of ‘NCIS’ franchise

√ Series will be produced by CBS Studios, with John McNamara serving as showrunner & executive producer

Press Release

Paramount+ has announced a new series order for the next chapter in the “NCIS” franchise, starring Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly, who will reprise their roles as fan-favorite characters Ziva David and Tony DiNozzo. Slated to start production later this year, the 10-episode order of the all-new “NCIS” spinoff – the title of which will be announced at a later date – reunites de Pablo and Weatherly on screen for the first time in 10 years. The two also will serve as executive producers alongside John McNamara (“Trumbo,” “The Magicians”), who wrote the premiere episode and will serve as showrunner. Laurie Lieser, Christina Strain and Shelley Meals also will executive produce.

After Ziva’s supposed death, Tony left the NCIS team to go raise their daughter. Years later, Ziva was discovered alive, leading her to complete one final mission with NCIS before she was reunited with Tony and their daughter in Paris. Since then – and where we find them in the new Paramount+ original series – Tony and Ziva have been raising their daughter, Tali, together. When Tony’s security company is attacked, they must go on the run across Europe, try to figure out who is after them, and maybe even learn to trust each other again so that they can finally have their unconventional happily ever after.

“We’ve been talking about this story for many years, and now with John McNamara at the helm, we are ready,” Weatherly and de Pablo said. “The world of Tony and Ziva (and daughter Tali) promises to be an action-packed rollercoaster fueled by love, danger, tears and laughter. We also want to acknowledge and thank the fans from around the world who supported the ‘TIVA’ movement for years. To this day, they say hello in grocery stores and on the street to tell us how much these characters mean to them and ask what Tony and Ziva are up to now. This is for you!” 

McNamara said, “I’m incredibly excited to step into the ‘NCIS’ universe with Cote and Michael and thrilled to explore it from a few new angles. Given that the franchise is such a global sensation, I think it’s phenomenal that CBS Studios and Paramount+ have given us the greenlight to shoot in Europe. As to the title of this series, if I told you what it is, I’d be violating the Espionage Act.”

“NCIS” is the world’s most successful television franchise; in the 2022-23 TV season, it’s estimated that the franchise had more than 300 million viewers around the world across all platforms, including broadcast, cable, streaming and syndication (according to Nielsen and internal data). Since the launch of Paramount+, the “NCIS” franchise consistently has ranked among the top 5 franchises on the service, in terms of hours consumed. In spring 2024, “NCIS” will celebrate its 1,000th episode across the franchise.

For more information about Paramount+, visit www.paramountplus.com, and follow @ParamountPlus and @NCISVerse on social media.

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