NCIS: Sydney Boss Weighs In On 3-Way Crossover With NCIS And NCIS: Hawai’i

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Last TV season gave us the first-ever three-way crossover involving a trio of NCIS series: the original, D.C.-set mothership, NCIS: Los Angeles, and relative newcomer NCIS: Hawai’i.

NCIS: LA has since bid us adieu, ending after 13 seasons, but with the arrival of NCIS: Sydney, the question becomes: Is another three-way crossover in the cards for the well-watched, now-international franchise?

After all, though NCIS: Sydney long ago wrapped filming its eight-episode season — and a Season 2 has not yet been ordered — members of its cast could ostensibly guest-star on an upcoming episode of NCIS and/or Hawai’i, both of which just started production after the months-long Hollywood labor strikes.

It just would require at least some nifty on-screen logistics to have an in-person crossover, seeing as Hawai’i is a good 10-hour flight from Sydney, and the Washington. D.C. area is at least 14 hours from the Aloha State.

“Look — never say never,” NCIS: Sydney showrunner Morgan O’Neil responded when TVLine felt him out about a possible crossover. “You can make a fair bit of magic in TV these days.”

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“As I have said before, part of the thrill of a franchise like this is that it’s a universe that’s stitched together by a common DNA,” O’Neill, a Sydney native, went on to say. “We’d love to crossover with those guys, and there would be some pretty exciting ways that you could crossover — with Hawai’i in particular, given that it’s relatively close” to Australia. “It’s definitely right there in the middle.”

But at the very least, O’Neil conceded, an NCIS: Sydney actor could simply guest-star on the other NCIS shows via an MTAC video conference or some such remote appearance.

“The audiences should feel like those crossover episodes, which are such fan favorites, are definitely top of our mind,” he reiterated.

Heck time it right, for when LL Cool J is still playing NCIS: LA‘s Special Agent Sam Hanna on NCIS: Hawai’i, and one might even tout it as a historic 4-way crossover!

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