There is hope for more NCIS crossovers because actor Brian Dietzen is definitely on board
Actor Brian Dietzen thinks NCIS crossovers with Los Angeles and New Orleans will be fun as he will get to hang out with the cast members and fans will rejoice
NCIS has been a strong show when it comes to its on-screen duration as well as the success of its spinoffs, but what has been majorly missing are the crossovers. Besides one particular spinoff that never got past the backdoor pilot stage, the shows other spinoffs that branched off of the original NCIS have been hits. However, the crossovers between NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans have been relatively rare surprisingly, especially compared with the frequency of crossovers in other TV franchises.
Brian Dietzen, who has been on board NCIS as Palmer since its very first season and will be back in the upcoming Season 16, talked about the NCIS crossovers in a recent chat with CinemaBlend and stated; "In all honesty, I've enjoyed watching the NCIS crossovers that we've had so far. I've always loved seeing those, and to be honest, I think that's probably some of the best fan service there is, to say thank you to these fans that watch three different programs each week, all with the letters NCIS in them, to have us kind of visit one another's universe. I think it's great, and I'd like to see more of it, if I'm being honest. I think the fans love it, and we as actors. There are some great actors on those other shows. It's cool to get to hang out with them."
Between the three shows as of the end of the 2017-2018 season, the NCIS franchise has run for 28 TV seasons. NCIS, LA, and NOLA are all set to premiere new seasons this month.
All three shows have their respective cliffhangers to deal with. NCIS' season 15 finale concluded with NCIS Director Leon Vance getting kidnapped by terrorists and heading to parts unknown on an airplane. As for the other two series, NCIS: LA ended season 9 with the four main characters in an SUV that was blown up by a rocket while they were on a mission in Mexico, and the newly-released trailer reveals some serious injuries to a couple of them.
NCIS: NOLA didn't end with the majority of its major characters in mortal danger, but it did conclude with Pride being shot just when it seemed like the dangerous case of the episode had been wrapped up. It's been a long wait for NCIS fans to find out what happens in any of its franchises.
No crossovers between any of the NCIS shows in the next TV season have been announced at this point, but it sounds like Dietzen is certainly game for it.