‘NCIS: Origins’ Prequel Adds Patrick Fischler & Julian Black Antelope To Cast

EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Fischler (American Fiction) & Julian Black Antelope (Prey) have been tapped for recurring roles in NCIS: Origins, CBS’ prequel to the venerable procedural, which has a straight-to-series order for the 2024-2025 broadcast season.

Austin Stowell, Mariel Molino, Kyle Schmid, Tyla Abercrumbie and Diany Rodriguez star in the CBS Studios-produced series executive produced and narrated by Mark Harmon.

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Origins begins in 1991, years prior to the events of NCIS, and chronicles Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ younger years. In the prequel, Gibbs (Stowell) starts his career as a newly minted special agent at the fledgling NIS Camp Pendleton office where he forges his place on a gritty, ragtag team led by NCIS legend Mike Franks (Schmid).

Fischer will play NCIS Special Agent in Charge Cliff Walker, who oversees the fledgling NIS Pendleton Office. Constantly seeing his little-known agency pushed aside by bigger fish, Walker puts his career on the line to earn NIS Pendleton the respect it deserves.

Black Antelope will portray Chief Medical Examiner Kai Blackrock, who is at the top of his game, working out of the busy San Diego County M.E.’s Office. Though he appears unflappable, Blackrock’s complicated ties to NIS force him to face his own vulnerabilities.

Fischler was most recently seen opposite Jeffrey Wright in American Fiction, as well as Netflix’s Fair Play opposite Alden Ehrenreich. He also recurred on HBO’s Barry in last year’s final season. His other credits include series regular roles on Syfy’s Happy! and on Disney+’s The Right Stuff.

Black Antelope was most recently seen as Chief Kehetu, leader of the band of Comanches, in the original film Prey on Hulu. Later this year he will be seen in a major recurring role on Hulu’s upcoming series Washington Black. His other previous credits include The Flash and Grendel.

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