NCIS Sydney has become a verrrry popular iteration of the popular US franchise and with such a picturesque backdrop, some are wondering whether the series is actually filmed in Sydney, Australia.
Well, we’re pleased to tell you that a) it is 100% filmed in the Aussie city and b) we actually got to go to the set and see it for ourselves!
Speaking to Chattr prior to the start of season one, series lead Todd Lasance revealed that even he was blown away by the filming locations.
“I’ve never seen Sydney the way that they’re showing [in NCIS Sydney],” he said. “The locations that we went to, I was like, ‘Where are we?’ It was beautiful.”
Adding that he’d “heard people talk about how there’s a green screen with the explosions and some of the special effects”, he wanted to remind everyone, that “there are none in our backdrops, none in our locations.”
“There’s no green screen in any of our photos or the press release stuff in front of the bridge.”
As an added bonus, the cast including Lasance, Olivia Swann (who plays Mackey), Mavournee Hazel and William McInnes all visited the AFP for their roles with Lasance saying it was a thrill to work with the Australian Navy.
“Working with the Navy on their battleships, and aircraft carriers, you actually got to go on the battleships with their flight crews and were in a Seahawk helicopter on the deck of their aircraft,” Lasance said.
Well, there you have it. Case closed!
Stream NCIS Sydney on Paramount+ now.