Paramount+ Greenlights NCIS: Sydney Return


Paramount+ has ordered a second season of the Australian series NCIS: Sydney.

The first international iteration of the global NCIS franchise outside of the U.S., NCIS: Sydney follows an eclectic team of U.S. NCIS agents and the Australian Federal Police (AFP). They make up a multinational task force that keeps naval crimes in check.

Production will begin shortly. The renewal coincides with a season two order by CBS in the U.S.

Produced by Endemol Shine Australia for CBS Studios and Paramount Australia and distributed outside Australia by Paramount Global Content Distribution, NCIS: Sydney season one is streaming now on Paramount+ in New Zealand, the U.S., the U.K., South Korea, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. It will be available later this year in Japan.

Rick Maier, Paramount ANZ’s creative advisor for drama, said: “This is such a powerful acknowledgment of both the great work and the wonderful audience response for season one. We’re thrilled to be going again with our brilliant cast, story team, crew and the best backdrop we know.”

Lindsay Martin, head of international co-productions and development at CBS Studios, commented: “We are ecstatic over the warm welcome NCIS: Sydney received in its freshman season. The success of our first international expansion of the franchise further demonstrates the strength and global demand for this iconic IP. We can’t wait for fans to spend more time with these characters and see what new stories this wonderful creative team has in store for season two.”

Morgan O’Neill, executive producer and showrunner for Endemol Shine Australia, added: “We’re beyond stoked with the response to the first season of the show, both in Australia and around the world, and that the team at NCIS: Sydney is returning for a second season. We’re especially thrilled to invite our audience deeper into the lives of our core team, peeling back the layers to find out what really makes them tick. This will be even more important as we see the bonds of the new family tested to breaking point in the face of a much more potent enemy looming on the horizon.”