Good news, NCIS fans! Michael Weatherly is still ready and willing to return to the navy-based crime series!
Fans can currently get their Weatherly fix every week on CBS now that his new show, Bull, is heading into its second season, but what about NCIS? While there is no plan as of now to write his character, Anthony DiNozzo, back into the long-running series, the actor himself is ready for more… someday.
“I absolutely see worlds where DiNozzo and other characters could pop up [again],” Weatherly told Digital Spy this summer about his possible return to the beloved series. “It is something I’m very keen to explore when the time is right.”
This is such great news, because even though NCIS has gained another great actor in Maria Bello, who will be joining the cast come next season, we miss the original team — which of course included DiNozzo.
The even better news is that this isn’t the first time that Weatherly has talked about coming back to NCIS — which is the most-watched drama in the world. Before his last episode of NCIS aired in May 2016, the actor admitted that “the long answer is yes” when it comes to him wanting to make another appearance as one of Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) team members.
Here’s hoping that a Tony DiNozzo return eventually does happen, because let’s face it, life without his witty remarks, Gibbs slapping his head, and all those movie quotes (and impressions) isn’t as fun.
Both Bull (for its second season) and NCIS (for its 15th season) return on September 26, 2017 on CBS.
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