NCIS LA season 12 could be going ahead after the latest outing wrapped up. But has another series of NCIS Los Angeles been confirmed?
NCIS Los Angeles season 11 came to an early end on Sunday, April 26 on CBS after its filming was postponed in the wake of coronavirus COVID-19. Ahead of its potential return, here is everything fans need to know about what might happen in season 12 and when it could be back.
Will there be another series of NCIS Los Angeles?
Episode 22 of NCIS LA was the final episode of the hit season 11 after production was halted back in March.
Airing on Sunday, April 26, the episode was called Code of Conduct and saw the NCIS team head to Afghanistan.
The official synopsis reads: “Sam Hanna (played byLL Cool J), G Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Devin Rountree (Caleb Castille) travel to Afghanistan to help with a sensitive case after two SEALs claim their chief murdered an unarmed prisoner.”
This is the de facto finale for season 11 as the show finishes two episodes short, but when will it be back?
So far, CBS has not officially renewed NCIS: LA for a new outing on the network.
Renewals in the past for the NCIS spin-off series have been announced around the second week of April.
Therefore, viewers are expecting a decision imminently on the future of the show.
However, it seems likely it will be returning again for season 12 due to high ratings and the massive popularity of the series.
According to Variety, the show actually drew its largest audience in a year for its March 22 episode.
The episodes had 7.4 million viewers, which is extremely high for US viewing figures.
If the series is to return, there are plenty of questions still to be answered over the characters’ futures.
One thing viewers will be hoping is resolved in season 12 is the question of Nell Jones’ (Renée Felice Smith) future on the team.
She recently resigned on the hit show, heading on a long vacation and leave of absence from the team.
However, it has not been confirmed whether this is a permanent departure or if she will be coming back again soon.
As well as this, there is a seemingly new addition to the show after FBI agent Devin Rountree has appeared in a number of recent episodes.
Speaking to TV Insider recently star LL Cool J said it is still to be seen if he is up to NCIS standards.
He said: “It’s not just about being able to shoot straight or be brave.
“It’s about making decisions under pressure — your emotional and spiritual endurance in the heat of battle.”
As well as this, there are still plenty of questions hanging over Callen’s girlfriend Anna Kolcheck (Bar Paly) and the threats she is facing from the Russians.
In a chat with TV Insider, Chris O’Donnell said of the show: “Everyone’s been grappling with where they are in life, the decisions they’ve made, and where they’re headed. There are a lot of unknowns.”
Let’s hope season 12 will be on its way soon to help resolve a few of these.
In terms of a potential release date, the show would likely air its usual September slot on CBS.
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