The new cast of NCIS, from left, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Duane Henry and Jennifer Esposito.
The new cast of NCIS, from left, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Duane Henry and Jennifer Esposito. Channel 10

Fresh faces: NCIS gets a shake up with new cast members

THREE new cast members are joining the ranks of NCIS.

The long-running American naval drama, which follows the cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), is getting a shake-up in its 14th season.

Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show, Grey's Anatomy) plays Special Agent Nicholas Torres, a once-grounded NCIS field agent with previous experience on a deep undercover assignment. This charismatic agent is known as an unpredictable, loose cannon. 

Jennifer Esposito (Blue Bloods, Spin City) is Special Agent Alexandra Quinn. Hand-picked by Agent Gibbs because of her sharp wit and quick mind, she quickly proves she is a talented federal agent.

Duane Henry also joins the team as M16 Officer Clayton Reeves, a successful and clever British agent who assists his NCIS counterparts as a terror liaison during complicated times.

The additions follow the departure of original cast member Michael Weatherly, who is currently starring as a doctor in the new medical drama Bull.

Season 14 has already debuted in the US, where the show is watched by an average of 16 million viewers. Fans are so far divided on the new cast. Some have praised the fresh faces while others have lamented the departure of Tony (Weatherly).

Australian viewers will get to weigh in when NCIS returns to Channel 10 and WIN on Tuesday February 7 at 8.30pm.


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