NCIS Season 11: Los Angeles came to a sudden end when the Covid-19 lockout in California began. Although it ended in a hair-raising spectacle in Afghanistan with Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J), what viewers saw was never meant to be the finale. NCIS Season 11: Los Angeles came to a sudden end when the Covid-19 lockout in California began. Although it ended in a hair-raising spectacle in Afghanistan with Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J), what viewers saw was never meant to be the finale. NCIS: Los Angeles is going to come back to give us feedback and see what executive producer Frank Military says on what to expect from TV Guide. (Note: this interview was conducted in April, before George Floyd’s death sparked worldwide demonstrations and police displays faced heightened criticism or, like Cops, cancellation.)
Production should resume in early September
The deadline informs NCIS: Los Angeles has a provisional deadline to start production on Sept. 3. This timeline will also be subject to modification. If all goes according to plan, shooting on the series — mainly shot in Los Angeles, where COVID-19 cases continue to climb as of mid-August— could be finished in time to make an ambitious fall schedule for CBS.
Callen is Opening Up More
“Callen has really evolved,” Military told TV Guide in an interview. “This is the most evolved he’s been in 11 years.” He didn’t have a good sense of growing uprooted, as someone who didn’t know his family and was forced to move around a lot as a child, which made it difficult for him to bond emotionally. That’s changed, and for him, it will continue to become a space of development.
“He’s growing up,” said Military— and in his emotions, he’s so assured that Sam also thinks it’s safe to taunt him about this latest Callen. But as for potentially moving in together, the Military said, “We’ll have to see what’s going to happen, and at some point, that’s going to be in question.”
New Member in Roundtree?
In the last episode, FBI agent Roundtree (Caleb Castille) leaped into the fray feet first, expecting a day of red tape but ended up in Afghanistan. He was given an opportunity to remain with the NCIS for a little longer at the end of the episode: The Los Angeles team but demurred, failing to provide a definite response. The military insinuated he may have made up his mind already.