Paramount+ is looking to deploy a standalone SEAL Team movie, while an Australia-based NCIS series is heading for — at the very least — the Land Down Under.
Both projects were announced on Tuesday at the ViacomCBS Investor Day event, by George Cheeks, president and CEO of CBS and Chief Content Officer for news and sports at Paramount+.
Aiming to “expand the storytelling universe for the hit Paramount+ drama SEAL Team,” the standalone movie will come from the series’ creative team of star/executive producer David Boreanaz, executive producer Christopher Chulack and showrunner Spencer Hudnut.
No storyline details or confirmed cast were announced.
SEAL Team was recently renewed for a sixth season, following a finale that offered up an odd amount of closure, only then to blow up Bravo Team’s collective world.
The venerable NCIS franchise is also expanding with NCIS: Sydney, an international edition that is being developed for Paramount+ Australia and Network 10 (but has the potential to play on other Paramount+ platforms around the world, TVLine hears).
On track for a 2023 premiere, NCIS: Sydney will feature local stories with Aussie actors and producers and be filmed in one of the world’s most scenic harbor cities. NCIS: Los Angeles creator (and Australian!) Shane Brennan is attached to the project.
“These two projects represent two new ways we are expanding our studio footprint while supporting the company’s mission to drive streaming,” Cheeks said in a statement. “We have the producing roster, production infrastructure and deep library to be creative and nimble with franchises and other IP for both domestic and international audiences.”
They cancel NCIS:New Orleans for Hawaii and Sydney crap. I’m not a happy camper. The cast can’t act and there’s really not that much chemistry with any of them. Sydney will most likely be the same. Ill try one episode because I like Australia.
Yeah, I’ve tried NCIS: Hawaii 3 times now, thinking it might improve with time. But I don’t like it at all.
I didn’t like it either I miss 5-0
Omg I miss it to. I’m glad IONTV has it on Fridays.:)
NCIS SYDNEY has nothing to with with CBS or what it cancelled. Being made for the country of Australia.
It’s a US federal agency – surely the staff would be American. In addition, the jurisdiction would be US ships and bases only – which would also be full of Americans. If the show is aimed at Australia – why not make it about the Australian equivalent of NCIS?
Maybe it is for the Australian Navy
Maybe the Australian cast can act like Americans, using our accents and everything. It is what they do for a living.
Wow. that is beyond comment.
I watch a lot of Aussie shows and their actors are second to none. Not to mention that their shows, imho, are so much better than the majority of what I see on network tv.
Well said, some of the Aussie dramas are as good as it gets. In particular the Underbelly series was superb.
I agree. And the American remakes of most of the Aussie shows I’ve watched don’t compare at all.
It will launch exclusively on Paramount+ and Network 10 in Australia, before debuting internationally in 2023. It will also feature ‘local stories and creative talent’ Yeah.
Scott Bakula is the reason the show was cancelled. He is the male version of Megan Boone.
The new shows give new people an opportunity.
Weird that they are doing another NCIS when Hawai’i isn’t doing that well. Hawai’i said they didn’t want to do any crossovers its first season to let it stand on its own. Now they are bringing on Torres and Knight to boost the ratings.
This is being made for Australian TV. It isn’t even guaranteed it will air in America.
It will launch exclusively on Paramount+ here.
NCIS Hawai’i is doing well enough for a scripted drama airing at 10pm in todays ratings climate.
Both NCIS LA and NCIS NO had assist from the original NCIS for their debuts. Considering NCIS (O) was dealing with the major transition of it’s own show premiering this Season with Gibbs’ fate and how he would step down from lead role plus the covid travel restrictions it’s very understandable why there was no cross-over in the NCIS Hawai’i premier. Honest question…..where did you read that NCIS Hawai’i said they did not want any cross-overs at all it’s first Season?
Update..i had to look no further than this very site (TVLine) to confirm that statement about no crossovers being in error. TVLine reported how,back in the Fall, Both NCIS Showrunner Binder was asked and stated “we haven’t discussed it yet” leaving it open and NCIS Hawai’i Showrunner Silber stated “I’m always open to any sort of crossover CBS will allow…” but that they needed to get the first batch of episodes done before they could go into it.
+175 TVLine Power User points; thank you, Craiger seems quite mistaken
A Seal Team movie!!! Best news ever!!
I agree I love the show and we didn’t have to wait weeks between new episodes! Way to go paramount!
Excited for a 6th Season too!
Great Seal Team news! Another NCIS? Not so great news. Just tired of the sameness.
NCIS: Sydney? Hello, Simon Baker?
Just to add some context around NCIS: Sydney.
In order to obtain a broadcast license in Australia the government require a certain amount of “Australian content” be produced and aired. Channel 10 Australia (owned by ViacomCBS) currently airs the Australian soap opera Neighbours (on air for 37 years). This was being produced with the majority of funds coming from “Channel 5” (C5) in the UK. C5 have recently decided to discontinue their funding and broadcasting of Neighbours. As such it’s likely (unless new funding sources can be found) Neighbours will no longer be produced & aired from the middle of this year. Therefore Channel 10/ViacomCBS need to make some new Australian content to continue to be able to hold a broadcast license. Enter NCIS: Sydney.
Fascinating! Yes, I’ve been waiting on official word re Neighbours.
I hope those of us in the states eventually get to see NCIS Sydney. Did you know that Vivian Bellisario, who is married to NCIS creator Donald Bellisario is from Australia, and her son, actor Sean Murray who plays Agent Tim McGee, has dual US/Australian citizenship? Maybe he could make a cameo if they are shooting during summer hiatus
Sounds good I hope NCIS Sydney has much success…. a new ST movie sounds good too..I’m so glad they got a season 6. hopefully will keep the same great cast, and bring back Jess Pare she was so good…. as CIA analyst Mandy Ellis, at least expand her and Jason’s relationship they are so good together….
Very interested to hear more about this SEAL Team movie. Cause 10 streaming episodes for the upcoming season 6 are nowhere near enough in my book.
Well, if it gets shown here somehow, looks like I might get sucked into yet another NCIS show! Might enjoy this one, because NCIS LA was really good for the 7 seasons that Shane was in charge of.
An NCIS show that has nothing to do with the US or CBS and is produced by and for a country that has no NCIS (…they’re not calling the show JMPF…) and extremely limited US military presence. Okay. Sure. Sounds legit.
You misunderstood the premise. The US Navy is very present in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the real life NCIS does have a Regional Field Office in Australia. It is about how the US Navy handles investigations of their personnel no matter where they are stationed, and they do work with local authorities. They are using a bit of license here, however, because in real life the regional NCIS office is in Perth instead of Sydney, but guessing it sounds better for the title. Totally legit.
I’m SO excited about SEAL Team!!
had no idea Shane Brennan was an aussie (big fan of his work with NCIS franchises)
As an Australian this news excites me a lot
I was so excited to see him attached — he was always a tremendous NCIS: LA interview.
I am getting really ticked off that my favorite shows are all streaming. What about us faithful cable viewers who can’t afford the addition of streaming fees. We want to see new shows to and the networks owe us fir our faithful viewing all these years.
Realistically, no television network *owes* their viewers anything. As audiences we all have free will to choose whether or not to watch their programming as well as to how/where said shows are accessed. I say this as an older viewer on a very limited income who still has cable but also subscribes to a few streaming services. Sometimes it all comes down to picking your vices – maybe trade one unnecessary expense for another (only if possible, of course)? I love my TV shows so sacrificing to continue seeing them has become second nature by now.
Wouldn’t waste my time paying for shows that were once a Network show that aired over free airwaves.
Why does this movie have to be put on Paramount +. We support these shows on our regular channels and something new goes to something we have to pay for. We all can’t afford to add all these additional sites. Very upset about these new sites.
Love Seal Team. After the Yellowstone franchise, including 1883, 6666 and 1932, Seal Team is my go to show. I’m not only happy about the movie, but that the show will return. Thank you Paramount+.
The Seals Team is the best show on TV please don’t take it off my entire family enjoy it. When will the next season start?