There is more coming for actor Michael Weatherly post-“NCIS” and it seems that he may return to the show he has been part of for the past 13 seasons. Aside from the new CBS drama “Bull,” Weatherly is open to coming back to “NCIS” even if he is only a guest star.
In an interview with Deadline, Weatherly shared his view on possible appearance in “NCIS” season 14. “I believe in the franchise of NCIS very much. I would absolutely be open to anything and everything, including things that no one’s even thought of yet. So the long answer is yes,” he said.
Although there is no confirmation yet of his appearance in season 14, the actor admitted what the character he played in the CBS drama, Special Agent Tony DiNozzo, taught him a lot of things for the past years. “I discovered an aspect of DiNozzo that had never been revealed before, and it truly surprised me. In [the finale] scene, I didn’t recognize any Michael Weatherly at all, and very little Tony DiNozzo.”
In Season 13 finale, DiNozzo decided to resign from NCIS after he found out that his love, Ziva David, had died but left behind a little girl she never told him about.
“I am incredibly pleased. I think we gave [fans] a very satisfying emotional journey, and it was very emotional for me,” he told E! News. “I feel very complete and I feel like the circle has been closed and I’m ready for a new adventure,” he added of the way things ended for DiNozzo.
Meanwhile, showrunner Gary Glasberg somehow hinted of possible DiNozzo and Ziva reunion. When TVLine pressed about DiNozzo’s dialogue and use of present tense such as “Ziva loves Paris” and “You gotta believe what you gotta believe,” he seemed to gave out some hint of Ziva’s future.
“We put tremendous time into choosing some of the dialogue Tony says. I would say to stick with, “You gotta believe what you gotta believe!” Glasberg said.
He admitted though that when they came up with the child storyline, there was never a conversation about Ziva coming back this season in particular.
“NCIS” has just recently renewed for another two seasons.