Mark Harmon departs NCIS role
After 18 years he departs but producers add, "Never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out.”
Reports emerged in the US this week that Mark Harmon’s character Leroy Jethro Gibbs has concluded on NCIS -wrapping an 18 year run.
Just how that played out you can read at Variety if you’re not worried about spoilers.
Executive producer and showrunner Steven D. Binder has left the future ambiguous as to whether or not fans would see Gibbs again, noting that Harmon is executive producer.
“As an executive producer and dear friend, Mark continues to be an integral part of the fabric of the show,” Binder said in a statement. “Our North Star has always been staying true to our characters, and that truth has always guided the stories we tell and where those characters go. So regarding the future of Gibbs, as long-time fans of the show may have noticed over the years … never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out.”
Season 19 introduced new character Special Agent Alden Park (Gary Cole) and new series regular Special Agent Jessica Knight (Katrina Law) who join Sean Murray, Brian Dietzen, Rocky Carroll, David McCallum, Wilmer Valderrama and Diona Reasonover.
Season 19 is currently fast-tracked on Paramount+ and will screen in November on 10.