September 2023

NCIS: SYDNEY is the fifth series to come out of the popular global NCIS franchise and the first-ever international edition. With rising international tensions in the Indo-Pacific, a brilliant and eclectic team of U.S. NCIS agents and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are grafted into a multinational taskforce to keep naval crimes in check in the most contested patch of ocean on the planet. Led by NCIS Special Agent Michelle Mackey and her 2IC AFP counterpart, Sergeant Jim “JD” Dempsey, our team of Americans and Aussies must quickly learn to trust each other, overcoming and harnessing their differences to solve each case. Though jurisdictional tussles and culture clashes make for a rocky start, Mackey will eventually come to respect JD’s nose for the truth, as he does her maverick style. Meanwhile, sassy AFP Constable Evie Cooper and endlessly curious Special Agent DeShawn Jackson form a fast friendship, while curmudgeonly forensic pathologist Doctor Roy Penrose meets his match in the brilliant young forensic scientist Bluebird “Blue” Gleeson. Together, our team becomes NCIS’ first ever internationally blended family.

Premieres Tuesday, Nov. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs)*.



Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)

Sydney, Australia


Drama (Filmed in HD)


Olivia Swann

(NCIS Special Agent Michelle Mackey)


Todd Lasance

(AFP Sergeant Jim “JD” Dempsey)


Sean Sagar

(NCIS Special Agent DeShawn Jackson)


Tuuli Narkle

(AFP Constable Evie Cooper)


Mavournee Hazel

William McInnes

(AFP Forensic Scientist Bluebird “Blue” Gleeson)

(AFP Forensic Pathologist Dr. Roy Penrose)


NCIS: SYDNEY is produced for CBS Studios and Paramount Australia by Endemol Shine Australia and distributed outside Australia by Paramount Global Content Distribution.


Morgan O’Neill, Sara Richardson and Sue Seeary

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*Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service, as well as on demand. Paramount+ Essential subscribers will not have the option to stream live, but will have access to on-demand the day after the episode airs.



Press Contacts:

Andrea Ballas

Yani Chang


Photo Contacts:

Kenneth Kwok

Gail Schulman