There would be some changes in NCIS Season 14 after Michael Weatherly left the show. Newcomer Wilmer Valderrama however assured fans it is still going to be great.
For one, Valderrama said his character may provide a little comedy in the show. The former That ’70s Show star said he is excited for the new role and as probee (as Gibbs called new agent) in NCIS, he will bring new energy and different dynamic to the team.
During the recent San Diego Comic Con 2016, the actor talked about the role of NCIS field agent Nick Torres that he will be playing. He described the character as an agent who got into deep cover assignment years ago but vanished. When he comes back, his dedication to his job has left him an unstable.
“We’re at day five of shooting on the first episode. Already there’s been a couple of explosions and I shot a guy off of a motorcycle already. I am crazy,” he said.
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) July 22, 2016
Is Valderrama going to be Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo’s replacement or at least is he going to take the charming agent’s desk? Could he be able to develop the same Gibbs-DiNozzo father-and-son sort of relationship with Gibbs, plus of course the endearing head slaps?
Valderrama admitted that it would be hard to fill the void left by Dinozzo in the show. The actor acknowledged that Weatherly had a very good journey with the show, not to mention a very solid fanbase. Valderrama said he couldn’t fill Tony’s shoes and he will have to wear his own.
— NCIS (@NCIS_CBS) July 22, 2016
Aside from Valderrama, Jennifer Esposito and Duane Henry will be also joining NCIS season 14. Henry was introduced in the final two episodes of the previous season as MI6 officer Clayton Reeves. The actor has been promoted to series regular for season 14. Esposito, on the other hand, will play NCIS special agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn. Agent Quinn will be recruited by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.