Since the premiere of NCIS: New Orleans in 2014, Lucas Black played an important role as Special Agent Christopher LaSalle. The fans found the character convincing and praised Black's performance. Unfortunately, the actor will leave the show. Here's why he made the decision to move on.
Lucas Black's character dies
Fans suffered a heavy blow when LaSalle was brutally murdered in an attempt to avenge his brother's death. Of course, television programs will occasionally reverse such twists, but this particular plot seems to be set in stone. Although it is quite possible that the character was killed for artistic reasons only, Newsweek speculates that Black's exit from the show may take even longer.
Why did he leave the show?
The actor seems to feel that his role in the show was a bit exhausting. He said, "The show has been so good for me over the years and has exceeded my expectations and goals. But this job is not easy for me, there are many priorities in my life that are being sacrificed for me to be here, but it is time for me to focus on those priorities in my life.
However, he had nothing but kind words for fans of NCIS: New Orleans and First responders On Twitter, he took on his character's personality and said, "Well. That's all she wrote for Agent Lasalle, but I wanted to personally take this time to thank all your fans out there for your love and support. They were there to celebrate the victories and pick me up when I needed them, and I appreciate that. "
He added, "I've learned a lot about what first responders do, and I respect you very much. I also support the military. Appreciate what you do for us when we live in this wonderful country. A chapter is finished. What a great trip. Thank you so much. May God bless you. "
Christopher Silver and Jan Nash, both heavily involved in producing the show, commented on Black's departure. They seemed to indicate that this was partly due to the actor's desire to spend more time with his family. They said, "We had a great run with Lucas Black and he was such an important part of our NCIS: New Orleans team. We are sad to see him go but happy that he has more time for his family.
The future of Lucas Blacks career and "NCIS"
Newsweek also speculated that the actor may have left the role due to a commitment to the Fast & Furious franchise. Deadline reported in 2013 that Black is expected to be seen in the seventh, eighth and ninth episodes of the lucrative film series. In contrast to this report, Schwarz did not appear in the eighth film of the series. However, this does not mean that he will not be in the upcoming Fast & Furious movie Fast & Furious 9 .
Fans are currently mourning the loss of Black's presence in NCIS: New Orleans and the loss of his character. However, there is a silver lining for the situation. NCIS: New Orleans has been a fantastic show so far. So there is no reason to believe that the authors will not find any interesting twists for the upcoming episodes.