'NCIS: LA's Eric Christian Olsen Says 'Hawaii' Spinoff Can Be a Good Opportunity for Expansion
"NCIS: Los Angeles" star Eric Christian Olsen opened up about the possibility of a Hawaii spinoff in an interview, explaining that it could be a great opportunity to expand the franchise.
In an interview with ET Online, stars of the hit series, "NCIS: Los Angeles," Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah sat down to discuss the possibility of the "NCIS" franchise adding a new Hawaii spinoff. Speaking about it, Olsen said:
"I think it's an exciting opportunity because listen, Hawaii is Hawaii. And if there's anything that we want to watch on TV, it's people in paradise running around catching bad guys."
Olsen, who plays Detective Marty Deeks, explained that although the cast for the rumored new addition hasn't been selected, he believes the new show can provide an excellent opportunity for the franchise to expand.
Ruah, who stars as Special Agent Kensi Blye, agreed with her co-star, telling the publication that the new addition has a high possibility of succeeding. She mentioned that the show's recipe has worked for its other shows.
She noted that "NCIS: LA" has lasted for 12 seasons, "NCIS" has 18 seasons, and "NCIS: New Orleans" aired for seven seasons. Rumors of a Hawaii spinoff surfaced on Tuesday after it was reported that the network was developing a set.
Ruah and Olsen, who star as a married couple on "NCIS: LA," have had their relationship explored deeply in its current 12th season.
According to Deadline, the network behind the franchise, CBS, is preparing for the new installment, which would be created and produced by "Christopher Silber and Jan Nash," who serve similar roles on "NCIS: NOLA."
Writer Matt Bosack, who works on the "SEAL Team," is set to also collaborate on the upcoming project. Unlike other "NCIS" spinoff, the Hawaii series would not be released as a planted storyline grafted from the other series.
A day after the publication, CBS revealed that "NCIS: NOLA" would be canceled after its seventh series. While the network didn't disclose the reason, fans speculate that the cancelation aims to give way for the Hawaii show.
Ruah and Olsen, who star as a married couple on "NCIS: LA," have had their relationship explored deeply in its current 12th season. In episode 5, Episode 5 of the show discussed the topic of the duo starting a family.
The episode titled "Raising the Dead" saw the lovebirds argue over baby responsibilities. Kensi doesn't mind going into debt if it means taking care of their child, but Deeks remains skeptical of the burden a child would bring on their finances.The couple faced another low-point in the January 10 episode. When Deeks faced some challenges during his agent training and got insecure about performing well during the rigorous training, he turned to Kensi for encouragement.