Necar Zadegan Talks Story of ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Pushing Forward After Lucas Black’s Exit

by Jeremy Spirogis
NCIS: New Orleans

The hit CBS procedural drama, NCIS: New Orleans, aired its closing episode of the season amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The closing two episodes put a heavier-than-usual concentrate on Necar Zadegan’s character, Special Agent Hannah Khoury. With a lot that’s occurred this season, right here’s how the solid is trying forward, in response to Zadegan.

Who is Necar Zadegan on ‘NCIS: New Orleans’?

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Necar Zadegan as Special Agent Hannah Khoury and Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride | Sam Lothridge/CBS by way of Getty Images

As one of many newer youngsters on the NCIS: New Orleans block, Necar Zadegan is aware of a factor or two about “pushing forward.” Fresh off her stint as Delia on Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (amongst different initiatives like 24), Zadegan joined the NOLA solid in 2018.

Zadegan is a lady of many abilities. Aside from chasing dangerous guys on NCIS: New Orleans, she additionally holds the document for the longest film kiss together with her work in Elena Undone. The smooch lasted a formidable 3:24 minutes, breaking the earlier document (from 1941).

Zadegan’s expertise is plain, however what’s life actually like on the set post-Lucas Black? Zadegan has a number of ideas.

How ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ is ‘pushing forward’ after Lucas Black’s departure

It’s been months since Black’s NCIS: New Orleans character, Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, was killed off. Many nonetheless aren’t over it. Black left to spend extra time along with his household and to pursue different initiatives comparable to the following installment of the Fast and Furious franchise.

Zadegan mentioned one of many causes the present works after the departure of a fan favourite is due to how the writers inform a narrative.

“I was really interested and intrigued by working on a story-focused show after leaving so many character-focused shows. I love the aspects of the reach you get from a story-focused show, you know what I mean? The story continues,” Zadegan lately instructed Parade.

She goes on to speak in regards to the results of dropping such a distinguished character like LaSalle and the way the solid and crew have discovered a strategy to look forward.

“Regardless, we lost a great character with Lucas Black’s exit, but the story really pushes forward no matter what, so it doesn’t always leave a lot of room for character exploration,” she mentioned.

“But when you get to do the character exploration, it builds such a rapport, not only between the characters but between the audience and the characters, as well, in a much deeper way. So, I love it when they do stuff like that.”

What’s subsequent for ‘NCIS: New Orleans’?

The most up-to-date episode, “Predators” is the ultimate within the season because of the unexpected affect of COVID-19. With Charles Michael Davis enjoying Special Agent Quentin Carter in 2020, Zadegan is now not the brand new agent.

“The writers are doing a really beautiful job of bringing Carter in, in a really different way than any of the other characters. He came in obviously after we lost a character that was beloved,” she instructed TV Insider of Black’s imprint and Davis’s entrance.

“This definitely gave the writers an opportunity to bring in a character that was going to build a different dynamic with us and within the other characters’ relationships, too. It’s been wonderful working with Charles. He’s just such a lovely man and a lovely actor. He definitely brings a new dynamic to set.”

She went on to elucidate how the present continues constructing regardless of the large loss.

“It definitely left a hole in the story with regards to his character because his character was an original and a beloved character for the show and a lot of the story was built around him,” she mentioned.

“Which, because of all those reasons, actually gives an opportunity to make great drama because a loss like that is important and so the writers were smart to build stories around it.”

As for what comes subsequent for NCIS: New Orleans as a complete, it’s exhausting to say. The present hasn’t been canceled or renewed for season 7 simply but. We’ll preserve out eyes peeled and replace when there’s information.

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