NCIS Los Angeles Season 12 Release Date, Cast, New Season/Cancelled?

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ is the first spinoff of the incredibly successful ‘NCIS‘ franchise. The premise remains similar to that of its predecessor, with the primary difference being in the location. It follows the undercover agents of the Office of Special Projects (OSP), which is an elite segment of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

The action-packed police procedural drama has progressed to define its own personality, especially because of its character-driven storylines. Packed with gunfights and street-smart intellect, the series has successfully maintained its position among the top-rated CBS shows over the years. 11 seasons in and counting, here’s all we know about ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ season 12.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 Release Date

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ season 11 premiered on September 29, 2019, on CBS. After spanning 22 episodes, it came to a rushed end on April 26, 2020. Yes, it was cut short by two episodes because of filming coming to a forced halt due to the 2019-20 COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode 22, titled ‘Code of Conduct’ was not meant to be the 11th outing’s conclusion. Moreover, its storyline was meant to span two episodes. The make-shift finale follows Sam, Callen, and Rountree as they reach Afghanistan, following the accusations by two SEALs that their chief murdered an unarmed prisoner. The investigation is complicated and since it was meant as a two-part arc, one episode does not do justice in covering the whole story.

So, does this mean that the incomplete plotline will be carried forward in the premiere episode of a potential next season? We strongly believe so. Fans deserve close-ended answers to their questions and even the characters need proper closures for their arcs. Although CBS has not made any official announcement regarding a new installment, it is only a matter of time before we receive some concrete news.

In terms of numbers, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ season 11 has averaged a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and has drawn around 6.5 million viewers per episode. The figures might have declined a bit if you compare them with those of season 10. But this should not be a reason for concern since the show still remains one of the most-watched titles on CBS.

All factors considered, we are highly optimistic that the series will see another season at least. If renewed, we can expect ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ season 12 to release sometime in 2021. Yes, it’s unlikely that the show will return this year — thanks again to the global health crisis that has brought the whole of Hollywood to a standstill.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 Cast: Who Can be in it?

In season 12, we expect all of the lead cast members to make their respective returns. The main stars comprise of Chris O’Donnell as Grisha “G.” Callen, Daniela Ruah as Kensi Blye, Eric Christian Olsen as Marty Deeks, Barrett Foa as Eric Beale, Renée Felice Smith as Nell Jones, Medalion Rahimi as Fatima Namazi, Linda Hunt as Henrietta Lange (Hetty), and LL Cool J as Sam Hanna.

There have been some speculations of Hunt and Smith exiting the show after season 11 but it is not confirmed yet. We will update this section when we receive any further updates on the same.

NCIS: Los Angeles Trailer

Check out the promo trailer for season 11 below: