NCIS: New Orleans
In the second season premiere, a military convoy is attacked in order to steal a missile that is part of a Naval exercise. Pride and the team, believing that it is perpetrated by a group of anti-American militants, make plans for a dangerous undercover operation with potentially deadly consequences. Also, two recurring cast members are now series regulars: Shalita Grant, as ex-ATF Agent Sonja Percy, and Daryl Mitchell, as Investigative Computer Specialist Patton Plame.
The film crew for the CBS show “NCIS: New Orleans” will set off controlled blasts and pyrotechnics Sunday on the Crescent City Connection, stopping traffic on the bridge intermittently throughout the day.
On Thursday, the production will set off pyrotechnics in Elmwood at the Robert E. Nims Center Studios, south of Mounes Street and east of South Clearview Parkway, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The filming on the bridge Sunday will begin at 7 a.m. and last until 11 p.m. While the bridge will remain open, all lanes will be affected for brief periods, according to a news release from Jefferson Parish.
Katie Williams, director of Film New Orleans, said the traffic stops will be between three and five minutes long.
The HOV lane will be closed for the entire day.
The filming on the bridge will be supervised by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, State Police, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office and New Orleans Fire Department.
The filming in Jefferson will be supervised by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and Jefferson Fire Department.
CBS drama NCIS: New Orleans is expanding its regular cast with the promotion of recurring players Shalita Grant and Daryl Mitchell. They join returning stars Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Rob Kervovich and CCH Pounder.
Grant, who appeared in four episodes from Season 1, plays Sonja Percy, a whip-smart ex-ATF agent who is used to — and most comfortable with — operating undercover and alone, and will now have to adapt to work as the newest NCIS Agent alongside Pride (Bakula) and his team. Wheelchair-bound Mitchell, who guest starred in 11 episodes, plays Patton Plame, a confident and brilliant Investigative Computer Specialist for darryllmitchellNCIS, who has a long-standing competitive history with Agent Pride and a budding competitive rivalry with Forensic Scientist Sebastian Lund (Kerkovich). Grant, who is currently shooting the BBC miniseries Mercy Street, is repped by D2 Management and TalentWorks. Mitchell’s previous series credits include NBC’s Ed and Fox’s Brothers. NCIS: New Orleans will launch its second season on September 22 in its post-NCIS Tuesday slot.
Tuesday, Sept. 22
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (13th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM LIMITLESS (Series Debut)