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The NCIS: Hawai’i cast is finally taking shape. New cast members have recently been announced, and the show is beginning to move forward. One of the newest additions is actor Noah Mills. Here’s a look at the NCIS: Hawai’i star’s past work and which character he will be playing in the NCIS spinoff.

The ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ cast

Vanessa Lachey will lead the NCIS: Hawai’i cast, becoming the first female special agent in charge in the NCIS franchise. Lachey posted a heartfelt message on Instagram about her casting. She is excited about being chosen for the role. She let her fans know she will do her best to portray Jane Tennant and that she will not let them down.

“I am still on cloud 9, feeling unbelievably grateful,” she posted on Instagram. “Thank you to everyone for the calls, texts, facetimes, flowers, cards, videos, and well wishes. I have worked in this industry for 20 years wishing for this moment, an opportunity to do something special and also a chance to inspire and motivate! My character is a badass with a warm heart. She’s the first female special agent in charge of NCIS and I promise I won’t let you down!”

Joining Lachey in the cast is Noah Mills, playing the role of Jesse. According to Variety, the character is described as a former “big city” homicide detective living a new life in Hawaii. Jesse’s skillset includes interrogation tactics and intimate knowledge of the island’s hiking trails. Fans also learned that Jesse is a strong family man and has a long professional relationship with Tennant.

Noah Mills’ movies and TV shows

Noah Mills wears a suit and poses for cameras during an event in 2019.
Noah Mills | Marco Piraccini/Archivio Marco Piraccini/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

Mills made his film debut in Sex and the City 2, in which he played the character Nicky. In 2011, Mills appeared in the movie Happy New Year. He played the character Looch. That same year, he landed a recurring role in the sitcom 2 Broke Girls. From 2011 to 2012, Mills played the role of Robbie. In 2014, he had a supporting role in the movie Me.

In 2017, Mills played Joseph ‘McG’ McGuire in the television series The Brave. He appeared in 13 episodes until the series ended in 2018. Mills’ other credits include The Enemy Within, The Baker and the Beauty, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.    

Noah Mills
Noah Mills | Marco Piraccini/Archivio Marco Piraccini/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ is currently in production

The production of NCIS: Hawai’i started with a traditional Hawaiian blessing, announced CBS in a statement. The ceremony is like the ones typically held each year for Magnum: P.I. and previously Hawaii: Five-0, reports TV Line. The ceremony, which was held on June 16 at Mokulē’Ia Beach on Oahu, ended with a closing prayer, also called Pule Ho’oku’u.

“In honor of the show’s premiere season, the ceremony centered on the constant motion of the ocean and how the moving ocean waters, driven by the winds and tides, connects the entire planet,” says a CBS statement.

NCIS: Hawai’i premieres on CBS in the fall of 2021.