Eric Christian Olsen, star of NCIS: Los Angeles, has shared an exciting update about his project outside of the long-running CBS show.
The actor, who plays Marty Deeks in the show, announced that his upcoming legal drama, Matlock, will air on CBS on Sunday nights.
He captioned the trailer on Instagram, “Can’t wait for you guys to see this show!!!” Sunday evenings. Only @cbstv/@paramountplus after @60minutes!!!
“Thank you to Jennie Snyder Urman, Kathy Bates, @skyepmarshall, @jason_ritter @leahmlewis @daviddelrio @ikwuakor @jokleinonline @annarvjones for your genius.” @sierraobioha @meagentaja and directed by the amazing @katcoiro!! “I guarantee you’ll love this show, and if you don’t, we’re breaking up,” he wrote, adding the hashtag: “#letlovelive.”
Fans expressed their delight in the comments section, with one writing: “This looks so good and hilarious!! “I’ll be watching!” “Can’t wait!!!” said another. And what a unique project!!”
“Can’t wait!!!” commented a third. And what a unique project!!”
The new series, which was recently approved by CBS, is a reboot of the 1986 drama, which starred Andy Griffith in the title role and aired from 1986 to 1995.
Eric is an executive producer on the show, which stars Kathy Bates as the titular character Madeline Matlock, who returns to work at a prestigious law firm, where she uses her unassuming demeanor and cunning tactics to win cases and expose internal corruption.
The exciting news comes just days before the final episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, which airs on Sunday, May 21. The emotional episode will be followed by an hour-long special titled ‘A Salute to NCIS: Los Angeles,’ hosted by Kevin Frazier of Entertainment Tonight. The farewell will include both old and new interviews with cast members, as well as plenty of behind-the-scenes footage from the last 14 years.
In the drama, Eric co-stars with his real-life sister-in-law Daniela Ruah, who plays his on-screen love interest, Kensi Blye.
As he prepares to leave the show, the 45-year-old reflects on his friendship with Daniela, saying, “I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to work with for 14 years.” And I know how surprised people are, especially when they hear about TV shows where people want to k1ll each other.
“Of course, we have ups and downs like any other relationship because we work 14 hours a day.” But, at the end of the day, she’s a wonderful human being, thoughtful and kind. And, you know, I couldn’t have asked for a better television partner,” he told ET.
Why was NCIS: Los Angeles canceled?
While CBS has not revealed why NCIS: LA is ending after 14 seasons, Deadline previously reported that it could be due to budget constraints.
“A cancellation of a long-running drama with big-name leads filming in L.A. should not come as a surprise given the large price tag involved,” the outlet stated.
Related News – Be sure to get some more news when it comes to NCIS.