‘NCIS: New Orleans’ To Tackle Coronavirus Pandemic in Season 7
It seems that “NCIS: New Orleans” is joining the list of TV shows that will address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, when it returns with new episodes for the next season.
The show’s upcoming season will reflect on the initial stages of pandemic, when people were not accustomed to the safety protocols as well as the shutdown related situations.
What’s more is that CCH Pounder’s Dr. Loretta Wade will be at the center of the “NCIS: New Orleans’s” take of the pandemic, as someone she had specifically counseled on, will have lost their life to the pandemic.
“It reflects on the first part of the [pandemic] situation with masks and people saying, ‘No, I’m fine! I don’t need to wear a mask.’ All of those things you hear in the community,” Pounder said, as reported by TVLine. “So it’s quite a shock to her that she wasn’t listened to, or that it wasn’t that important to this person.”
She also added that the storyline of the upcoming season “is remarkably reflective of how New Orleans was in terrible shape, until our mayor [LaToya Cantrell], with the help of her governor [John Bel Edwards], really put her foot down and was very, very strict. And then the numbers went down.”
Pounders also expects her character of Loretta to assert a strong point of view on the frustrating times we are living in, just like how the procedural dram had previously dealt with hot topics.
Over the past few weeks, more and more TV series, especially medical dramas have announced that they will be tackling the COVID-19 pandemic head-on, when they return for the new season, including the Grey’s Anatomy and The Resident.
However, “NCIS: New Orleans” is the first procedural drama to have revealed that they will be dealing with COVID-19 in their upcoming season.