CBS has made its pick for young Leroy Jethro Gibbs in its upcoming NCIS prequel series NCIS: Origins.

Austin Powell will officially take on the role in the new series which has already found a place on the 2024/25 primetime broadcast slate.

Powell’s TV credits include George Clooney’s recent Catch 22 limited series, A Friend of the Family, and Steven Spielberg’s anthology series Amazing Stories.

His film credits include Whiplash, Bridge of Spies, Battle of the Sexes, and 12 Strong.

NCIS: Origins is a CBS studios production that sets out to explore and expand upon the early life of one of NCIS’ most beloved characters. Narrated by Mark Harmon himself, the new series begins in 1991, years prior to the events of NCIS, and follows a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Gibbs starts his career as a newly minted special agent at the fledgling NIS Camp Pendleton office where he forges his place on a gritty, ragtag team led by NCIS legend Mike Franks.

Mark Harmon, Sean Harmon, David J. North and Gina Lucita Monreal will executive produce, with North and Monreal co-writing the premiere episode and serving as co-showrunners.