Scott Bakula is taking a quantum leap to CBS.
Bakula has been tapped to star in the network’s planted “NCIS” spinoff, which will be set in New Orleans.
The planted spinoff, which will air as a two-part “NCIS” episode in the spring, will center on the NCIS New Orleans office, which handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle.
Bakula, who recently earned an Emmy nomination for his work on the HBO Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra,” will play NCIS Special Agent Pride, who embodies New Orleans. He’s driven by the need to do what’s right and does it all with warmth, passion, strength and humor. He’s described as a unique federal agent working in one of this country’s most unique cities.
“NCIS” executive producer Gary Glasberg will executive produce the spinoff, as will series star and executive producer Mark Harmon.
Bakula’s most recent series was TNT’s “Men of a Certain Age.”