Season One Production Begins on New CBS Original Series "NCIS: Hawai'i"
With a Traditional Hawaiian Blessing on Oahu
(L-R): Director of Photography Yasu Tanida, Tori Anderson, Jason Antoon, Noah Mills, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Vanessa Lachey, Kahu (Officiant) Ramsay Taum presides over the blessing ceremony, Executive Producer / Director Larry Teng, Executive Producer Christopher Silber, Producer Randy Sutter, Co-Executive Producer / Director Tim Andrew, Unit Production Manager Eric Hays
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New CBS original series NCIS: HAWAI'I kicked off its first season production at Mokulē'Ia Beach on Oahu with a traditional Hawaiian blessing in honor of its host Hawaiian culture, which was held in line with the series' overall filming safety protocols. The event took place on Wednesday, June 16.
Series stars Vanessa Lachey, Noah Mills, Jason Antoon, Yasmine Al-Bustami and Tori Anderson, as well as the producers and the NCIS: HAWAI'I crew, participated. Kahu (Officiant) Ramsay Taum officiated the ceremony, which included traditional royal maile leis, Oli Aloha (welcoming chant), and Pule Ho'oku'u (closing prayer). In honor of the show's premiere season, the ceremony centered on the constant motion of the ocean and how the moving ocean waters, driven by the winds and tides, connects the entire planet.
June 18, 2021 8:00pm ET by CBS