NCIS: Los Angeles just moved one step closer to the season 8 premiere.

The creative minds behind the OSP's high-stakes adventures returned to work earlier this month, and the cast will put script to screen starting in mid July.

Unlike previous years, the NCIS offshoot didn't rollover April's season 7 shooting into the first few eps of season 8. Instead, the series will start will a clean slate on July 19 as Terrence O'Hara ("Matryoshka: Part 2," "Command & Control") directs the premiere.

Check out the filming schedule below:

Executive producer John Peter Kousakis will begin filming additional footage on July 8, presumably without the main cast.

Little is known about the fall run, meaning spoilers are few and far between. Educated speculation leads us to believe that Hetty (Linda Hunt) and Granger (Miguel Ferrer) will presumably keep tracking the mole, Callen (Chris O'Donnell) will continue to dig into his muddled past, and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) will finally put together his Densi proposal. Even with just those tidbits, it's easy to see that season 8 will live up to the season G8 hype.

"Yes...#ncisla is back. Let the S8 games begin." Kousakis tweeted as the writers room reconvened. "A spectacular season is in our future. #StayTuned #CBSSundayat8PM #wewontdisappoint."

Catch up with Callen, Kensi (Daniela Ruah), Sam (LL Cool J), and Deeks with the season 8 premiere on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.