NCIS: Hawai'i Director Shares Touching Post Ahead Of Premiere About Making Sure The Show Came Out Just Right

NCIS: Hawai'i.

CBS is gearing up to premiere its latest NCIS venture. With NCIS: Hawai’i launching in just over a month, the show’s director has shared a touching post about making sure the series came out just right. If you're not already looking forward to the next NCIS venture, now seems to be the time to start!

NCIS: Hawai’i director and executive producer Larry Teng took the time to share a message about his time working on the show as he prepared to leave the Aloha State after spending quite some time there for the new series. He took to Instagram with a touching post about his time on the series so far:

As I sit at the airport and reflect on my time here, I leave with mixed feelings. Because there’s a part of me that feels a sense of longing as I am leaving, and the other an uplifting feeling knowing that this show we’ve created are in the hands of wonderful people.

Larry Teng thanked the cast and his producing partners, but had an extra special message for the crew. He gave his colleagues advice about how to care for the show and how to do it right:

But to this crew - I took this show for many reasons. But none stronger than to get a chance to bring a show to Hawai'i and set it up the right way. You all know how I feel; I’ve said it too much. Keep your standards high. Make this yours. Protect what you believe in. Don’t let anyone from the outside take that away from you. You cannot make art in a factory. There’s no mold for what we do. Don’t cut corners. Don’t take shortcuts. If you have to get the camera in the right place, do it. If you have to go another take, do it. If you can afford to wait for the light, do it. If you can achieve something higher and greater and better, do it. Those who’ve worked with me before have heard me say this: it doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing. It only matter what we do.

It's clear that NCIS: Hawai’i already means a lot to Larry Teng. The series has been making waves with the first female lead in the NCIS franchise. And on top of that, CBS looks to be eyeing streaming as a big part of the series’ launch. Following the completion of Episodes 1 and 2 for production, Teng made sure to post some behind-the-scenes photos and videos celebrating. Whether or not he’ll be returning to the state to direct more episodes is unknown, but hopefully he still has some leftover pictures he can share to keep fans occupied until the series premieres.

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NCIS: Hawai’i premieres Monday, September 20 on CBS!

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