Lawrence County’s Lucas Black a key “part of the puzzle” on NCIS: New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WHNT) - Tuesday, September 23, at 8 p.m. on WHNT News 19, the latest show in the NCIS franchise will debut.   One of the key parts of the new series will be Lucas Black who hails from the Speake community of Lawrence County.

WHNT News 19 recently visited with Black on the set of the new show which is actually being shot in New Orleans.  He portrays a character named Christopher Lasalle, a NCIS special agent.

"He moved to New Orleans," Black said.  "So he is a transplant.  And he's been here about 10, 10 to 11 years.  So, they have written that into the episode.  So it's cool to be playing somebody from Alabama, growing up there, born and raised there."

Lucas Black, on the set of NCIS: New Orleans (Carson Clark/WHNT News 19)

Lucas Black, on the set of NCIS: New Orleans (Carson Clark/WHNT News 19)

And just like himself, Black's character is also a big Alabama Crimson Tide fan.

"Yeah, absolutely.  The first episode we did, they let me throw in a Roll Tide which is pretty cool.  It's a really good scene actually."

The premiere is Tuesday at 8 p.m.

See pictures from our visit to the NCIS: New Orleans set below.