In September 2021, NCIS is coming back for its 19th season. However, the cast is being shaken up big time for the next season. Who’s going to be in season 19 cast?
NCIS was renewed for season 19 before the end of season 18, but there have been some major changes to the series, so who will be in the cast for season 19?
Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham) left NCIS at the season 18 finale, leaving a void in the cast. However, there will be some familiar characters as well as some new faces for the upcoming season.
Despite speculations that he was planning to leave the series, Mark Harmon will return as Agent Leroy Gibbs. Harmon, on the other hand, will play a considerably smaller part this time around, appearing in only a few episodes.
Harmon has been a cast member since the series premiered in 2003, and having him in the backseat represents the biggest change for the show since the beginning.
Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) originally joined the cast in 2016, and will return for another season. Throughout the series, Nick had a relationship with Ellie Bishop, and the couple had an emotional goodbye during the season 18 finale. The character will now go in a new direction following the actress’ exit.
First appearing in season 18, it has just been confirmed that Jessica Knight (Katrina Law) will join the cast as a regular character. The actress is best known for her role in Arrowverse as Nyssa al Ghul and she has already proven popular in the new series.
The most significant change for Season 19 is the addition of Gary Cole as Agent Alden Park. Cole’s casting was announced by CBS on Twitter. The network has not verified any details about the character, but it appears that he will replace Gibbs.
NCIS fans are concerned about the show’s future now that iconic show actor Mark Harmon is leaving; however, it remains to be seen how the writers will handle his departure.