Scott Bakula is heading at warp speed to his next project. The former Star Trek: Enterprise actor will star in a NCIS spin-off set in New Orleans. The CBS drama, set to air in the spring, will cast Bakula as NCIS Special Agent Pride, a man who “needs to do what’s right and does it all with warmth, passion, strength and humor. He’s a unique federal agent working in one of this country’s most unique cities.”

The Hollywood Reporter cited additional details about the show, via CBS: "The NCIS New Orleans office handles cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle. New Orleans with its rich setting of music, fun and debauchery is a magnet for military personnel on-leave. And with fun comes trouble. It is a natural backdrop for a unique character driven spin-off.” The show will be set up through a two-part NCIS episode that will air this spring.

Bakula has been busy lately. He earned an Emmy Award nomination for his role in the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra, has wrapped the upcoming feature films Basmati Blues and Elsa and Fred (which co-stars Christopher Plummer), and is currently on view in a recurring role on the HBO series, Looking.

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