NCIS: Sydney, first-ever international series joins the NCIS franchise

Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, and CBS Studios today announced an Australian series from the global NCIS franchise, NCIS: Sydney.

 

The original series, and the latest installment of the iconic global franchise, will launch exclusively on Paramount+ and Network 10 in Australia, while debuting internationally on Paramount+ in 2023.

NCIS: Sydney marks the first iteration of the hit NCIS series based outside of the US. The show will feature local stories and creative talent, including NCIS: Los Angeles creator and Australian, Shane Brennan.

With production commencing later this year, it will be filmed against the awe-inspiring, panoramic and spectacular backdrop of one of the world’s most breathtaking harbour cities – Sydney.

NCIS: Sydney cast announcements will be made soon.

ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand chief content officer and executive vice president, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We are thrilled to welcome the inaugural international series of NCIS to Australian shores.

“It is such a privilege to be able to continue the legacy of such a wonderful show and incorporate the superior NCIS storytelling while introducing new Australian characters and locations. We can’t wait to get production underway.”

NCIS is one of the world’s most successful TV dramas, ranking as the #1 U.S. TV drama franchise globally. NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans, have been seen in over 200 markets worldwide and NCIS won the International Audience Award as the most watched television series by Médiamétrie and Eurodata in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

In the US, NCIS is the most watched series, so far, during the 2021-2022 US television season, and was the most watched series during the 2020-2021 US television season.

CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming, with more than 70 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms.

The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, which includes genre-defining franchises such as NCIS, CSI and the ever-growing Star Trek universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, as well as an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.

The Studio also develops and produces local language and international content originating outside of the US with series in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.