The show must go on
Three new agents join Gibbs & Co in the new season of NCIS.
NCIS Season 14 Saturdays (from 3 June) M-Net (*101) 19:30
NCIS (2003- current) is missing series regular Michael Weatherly (Agent Anthony DiNozzo; Michael was cast in the lead role of drama series Bull, 2016- current) in season 14 but they’ve filled his shoes with three newcomers. “They bring a different energy,” says lead star Mark Harmon, who’s played Special Agent Gibbs since episode 1. “Obviously our fans – and we as a team – miss Michael but we’re adjusting and that will take time.” Rocky Carroll, who plays Leon Vance, adds that “working with three new actors has made this season feel like a new show”.
WELCOME TO THE TEAM
Federal Agent Alex Quinn (Jennifer Esposito, Calista Raines in dramedy Mistresses, 2013-2016) joins the NCIS crew after working as a Federal Law Enforcement Training Instructor for the last 15 years. Field Agent Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama, Don Carlos Madrigal in sci-fi series From Dusk Till Dawn, 2014-2016) went missing while deep undercover and while he’s good at his job, his mental state is a concern and he could be a loose cannon. British Intelligence Officer Clayton Reeves (Duane Henry, soldier Gareth Broadhurst on medical drama show 2000-current) worked with DiNozzo in the UK and adds a physicality to the NCIS job, having been an elite soldier for the British SIS.
NO FAT LADY SINGING
Michael Weatherly leaving the show kickstarted rumours in the middle of season 14 that Mark was quitting too. “Everything comes to an end, that is a fact,” said the actor. “But for now it’s important to enjoy this while we’re experiencing it.” He’s also revealed that while his contract is for another season, so are a number of other cast members and “I don’t see any reason to quit right now”.
Gibbs (left) gets to grips with a new corpse, with some help from medical examiner Ducky Mallard (David McCallum).