"This is not 'Mission Impossible 4.'" Interviewed in the set's kitchen during a recent visit to the soundstage, Paul said it's her favorite space among the show's sets. "Who wouldn't want to sit here and talk and have coffee, right? He likes music and he likes to eat." And, Cohn added, Pride likes a good cause."When we finished this room, we just went, 'They'll never go anywhere else. '" Tim Cohn, a News Orleans-based set decorator with credits that include "Treme," "Welcome to the Rileys" and "K-Ville," joined the production team a few days after Paul began her work. And by that I mean high school, obviously, because that's the New Orleans question. Hogs raises funds for pediatric brain cancer outreach services.
Here, series characters Dwayne Pride (played by Scott Bakula), Christopher La Salle (Lucas Black) and Meredith Brody (Zoe Mc Lellan) base their NCIS special-agenting, and share a frequent nosh.("parade bulletin"-style paintings of a vintage Mardi Gras scenes frame the same door).A vintage Fonville Winans photo decorates the fridge. The fridge is a mini-gallery of New Orleans and Louisiana iconography in itself, with photos of Creole tomatoes, a Cajun Mardi Gras celebrant, a Skull and Bones gang and bumper stickers for Offbeat magazine and WWOZ.He and Paul "kicked around a couple of ideas which led us to composing a list of questions" for Gary Glasberg, the executive producer of both "NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans," and the new show's writing staff. It's still a police unit with some sense of military bearing.So it couldn't be Mardi Gras in the squad room, so to say.