‘NCIS’ Announces New Season 15 Star

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There’s a new agent headed to NCIS!

On Thursday (July 27), CBS announced that Maria Bello — who was most recently seen on Goliath — is joining the Navy-based crime drama in season 15 as the newest NCIS agent on Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) team. According to the network, Bello will be playing an agent who served two tours in Afghanistan and is the current leading forensic psychologist in her field.

“We have always been big fans of Maria Bello’s work and are excited to be introducing her as an agent who not only has a distinct talent, but also a unique relationship with Gibbs,” NCIS executive producers George Schenck and Frank Cardea said in a statement via E! Online.

The network revealed that Bello’s character will be different from the usual agents who interact with Gibbs on a daily basis. She will “second guess and challenge” him, which is always good to see when it comes to the drama. According to CBS, Bello’s character will be seen as “positive force,” though she’s also described as “mischievous and at times acerbic.”

Bello’s new cast member, Wilmer Valderrama, shared a video on Twitter welcoming the actress to the cast.

“I know that some of you guys may have heard but if you haven’t, Mario Bello is joining the NCIS family,” Valderrama said. “We can’t wait to have you on set. Everyone get ready — this is about to be a crazy season.”

We can’t wait to see what Bello brings to the table.

NCIS returns for its 15th season on September 26, 2017 at 8 p.m. on CBS. For the latest pop culture news and voting, make sure to sign up for the People’s Choice newsletter

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