'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 12: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the CBS cop drama

'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 12: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the CBS cop drama

The long wait has finally come to an end. 'NCIS: Los Angeles' is returning for its season 12. Daniela Ruah, who plays the role of Special Agent Kensi Blye, had said that the cast and crew was shooting in the midst of the pandemic but taking all and every precaution in the book. Picking up after the dramatic culmination of Season 11, the new season is promising a whole lot of action, drama and everything else in between. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Season 12 of 'NCIS: Los Angeles'.

Release date

'NCIS: Los Angeles' will return for its Season 12 on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at 8.30 PM. 


According to the official synopsis of the show, "'NCIS: Los Angeles' is a drama about the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals, who pose a threat to the nation’s security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets. Armed with the latest in high-tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, this tight-knit unit relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests."


Chris O'Donnell as G Callen

Actor Chris O'Donnell attends a ceremony honoring him with the 2544th Star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame on March 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

G Callen is described as "a chameleon who transforms himself into whomever he needs to be to infiltrate the criminal underworld". The actor is known for his performances as Charlie Simms in 'Scent of a Woman', Chris Reece in 'School Ties', D'Artagnan in 'The Three Musketeers', and as Dick Grayson aka Robin in 'Batman Forever' and 'Batman & Robin'. 

LL Cool J as Sam Hanna

Honoree LL Cool J attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors Kennedy Center on December 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

As Special Agent Sam Hanna, LL Cool J's character is a former US Navy Seal who has been in action in both Afghanistan and Iraq. The actor is known for his work in 'In Too Deep', 'Any Given Sunday', 'S.W.A.T.', 'Deep Blue Sea', 'Mindhunters', and 'Edison'. The two-time Grammy Award winner is also known for his hip-hop hits 'Going Back to Cali', 'I'm Bad', 'Rock the Bells', 'Mama Said Knock and You Out' among others. 

Linda Hunt as Henrietta "Hetty" Lange

Actress Linda Hunt attends the CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" celebrates the filming of their 100th episode held at Paramount Studios on August 23, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Hunt's character "handles the politics of the job and is tasked with providing everything from micro-surveillance cameras to cars for the team". The veteran actress is best known for playing the male character of Billy Kwan in 'The Year of Living Dangerously' - a role for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first person to win an Oscar portraying a character of the opposite sex. She is also known for her work in 'Prêt-à-Porter', 'Pocahontas', 'The Relic', 'Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World', 'Dragonfly', 'Yours Mine and Ours', and 'Stranger than Fiction'. 

Daniela Ruah as Kensi Blye

Daniela Ruahattends the premiere of HBO's "Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season" at Writers Guild Theater on November 07, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Ruah plays the role of a daughter of a slain Marine "who lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with undercover work". The actress is also known for her work in 'Hawaii Five-0' and 'A Espia'.


'NCIS: Los Angeles' is created by Shane Brennan, who is also known for his work on 'Special Squad', 'The Flying Doctors', 'All Together Now', 'King & Maxwell', 'State Coroner', 'Stingers', 'Flipper', 'CSI: Miami', and 'Summerland'.


There is no official trailer for season 12 out yet, but you can catch a little preview here:


Where to watch

Catch the season 12 premiere of 'NCIS: Los Angeles' on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at 8.30 PM. 

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