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Exclusive: NCIS: Hawai'i star Jason Antoon talks potential of future crossover with NCIS and NCIS: Sydney

The latest crossover episode aired in January last year

Wilmer Valderrama as Special Agent Nicholas Nick Torres, Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant, Jason Antoon as Ernie Malik, Brian Dietzen as Jimmy Palmer, and Katrina Law as NCIS Special Agent Jessica Knight
Nicky Morris
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NCIS: Hawai'i star Jason Antoon has shared his thoughts on a crossover episode with the flagship show and the new Australia spin-off, NCIS: Sydney. 

During an exclusive chat with HELLO!, Jason addressed whether a crossover event could happen sometime soon.

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"I don't even know," said Jason, who plays Ernie Malik in the show. "That would be amazing and of course, I'm sure they would bring someone here and be like, 'Vanessa [Lachey] you go to Sydney'. 

"Would they do that? I have no idea," he continued, adding: "I don't think that would happen this season, of course, but people want to come to Hawai'i."

Jason Antoon as Ernie Malik in NCIS: Hawai'i© CBS Photo Archive
Jason Antoon stars as Ernie Malik in NCIS: Hawai'i

This was certainly true for LL Cool J, who joined the Hawai'i spin-off as a recurring guest star for season three after traveling to Oahu for the three-hour crossover event, which aired in January last year. 

vanessa lachey jason antoon© Photo: Getty Images
Jason is keen for another crossover event

Before making his debut in the latest series, LL had spent 14 years playing Special Agent Sam Hannah in NCIS: Los Angeles, which came to an end in May last year after being canceled by CBS

"LL loves being here," said Jason. "When he guest-starred in the crossovers when Chris O'Donnell and Wilmer Valderrama came, LL really loved the vibe. 

The actor continued: "He talks about loving what he saw with the cast and the island and he really loved being part of that. I think that's why it came to be that he's on our show now."

LL Cool J as Sam Hanna and Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant in NCIS: Hawai'i © Karen Neal/CBS
LL Cool J joined NCIS: Hawai'i for season three

Speaking about how LL has changed the dynamic on set, Jason said: "He's cool. He's a different vibe.

"It's like throwing a wrench into something in a way that's only good for our show and as a group of people outside of being actors," he continued, adding that the rapper regularly has his co-stars on their feet between takes by "blasting music" on set.

While CBS has yet to reveal whether LL will land a permanent spot on the show next season, Jason and his wife and co-star Seana Kofoed, who plays Commander Carla Chase, are eager for the actor to stay. "If he's happy to be here, we're all thrilled to have him because he's a really fun energy and a talented guy," said Seana.

Vanessa Lachey and LL Cool J in NCIS: Hawai'i © Karen Neal/CBS
LL stars alongside leading lady Vanessa Lachey

A future crossover episode may depend on whether NCIS: Sydney returns with a second season. 

Although there's been no news from CBS on the show's future, actor Todd Lasance, who stars as JD Dempsey in the spin-off, is hopeful for more episodes. 

Whilst chatting with TVLine, Todd was asked if he had anything on his wish list for series two.

Olivia Swann as NCIS Special Agent Captain Michelle Mackey and Todd Lasance as AFP Liaison Officer Sergeant Jim Dempsey in NCIS: Sydney© Daniel Asher Smith/Paramount+
Todd Lasance stars alongside Olivia Swann in NCIS: Sydney

"Obviously, I want [the finale's big reveal] to come to fruition and we work all that stuff out, but I also want to get into action sequences again," he said. "I want to get into some shootouts, car chases, some big-scale action things, because that’s what NCIS is known for."

The actor went on to say that he's keen to explore the "family dynamic side of things", with the "emotional element of the relationship with the son and my ex-wife and the breakdown of that relationship".

"The sky's the limit for us," he added. 

NCIS and NCIS: Hawai'i air on CBS on Mondays at 9pm and 10pm. 

NCIS: Sydney is available to stream on the CBS website/app and on Paramount +. Seasons 1-20 are streaming on Disney+ in the UK

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