By Michael Ausiello
Updated July 29, 2020 at 04:29 PM EDT

It looks like the new NCIS is poised to far surpass its recruiting goals.

CBS declined to comment but multiple sources confirm that Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J are in final talks to headline the Eye net’s forthcoming NCIS spin-off. The 38-year-old O’Donnell would play Callen, a role previously described as “a human Transformer who can change personas as easily as you or I change clothes.” The 41-year-old LL, meanwhile, is circling the role of Sam Hanna, an ex-Navy SEAL who recently completed stints in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

O’Donnell and LL would be the first actors to climb aboard the high profile project; four other roles are still being cast. Once assembled, the new team will be introduced in an episode of NCIS to air later this season before being launched into their own show next fall.

What do you think? Are Meredith’s veterinarian ex and the onetime rapper the right guys to lead NCIS 2.0? Comment away!

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