“NCIS” has added many new cast members in Season 14. Following Michael Weatherly’s departure from the CBS crime series, the long-running procedural has added “Blue Bloods” actress Jennifer Esposito as Special Agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn and “Grey’s Anatomy” star Wilmer Valderrama as Special Agent Nick Torres. On top of that, British actor Duane Henry, who was introduced as MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves in the Season 13 finale, has been promoted to a series regular.
With three new cast members added to “NCIS,” is the set crowded?
Emily Wickersham, who plays NCIS Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, is certainly happy to accommodate the new actors, especially Esposito, TVLine reports. Wickersham is the only female cast member who shoots in the big orange room for the series’ field work. Although the actress has Pauley Perrette for company on some days, most of the time Perrette films in the laboratory.
“To have another girl around every day is fantastic,” Wickersham told the website, “The squad room dynamics are totally different. It’s awesome.” Now that Esposito films action sequences with her, Bishop’s portrayer is happy to see another female on set everyday.
Speaking about filming, Duane Henry told the website that he will only make a regular appearance on “NCIS” from episode 5 onwards.
The Season 14 premiere kicks off with the search for Special Agent Nick Torres after a car explosion links to him. However, Torres has been missing for the past six months after he went undercover. Meanwhile, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) will request agent Alex Quinn to shadow his team after rejecting several candidates for DiNozzo’s (Michael Weatherly) position.
“NCIS” Season 14 premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.
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