CBS announced last month that Emily Wickersham was joining the cast of NCIS for a three episode arc. Well, the plans have changed a little. The young actress hasn’t even made her debut yet but she has already been promoted to a series regular.
NCIS lost Cote De Pablo this year and Wickersham will be doing her best to fill the void. The actress was originally slated for a three episode arc beginning on November 19 but showrunner Gary Glasberg said today that Wickersham will be joining the show as a series regular.
“Emily Wickersham’s Ellie Bishop is proving to perfectly complement the NCIS team… Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. Great things are planned for Bishop and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on board.”
Deadline reports that Wickersham will play NSA Analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop on NCIS. She will join the show next week to help Special Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team with an investigation after they discover that the Secretary of the Navy’s office was bugged during a confidential meeting.
Wickersham may be best known for movies like I Am Number Four and Gone but the actress has plenty of TV experience. Her resume includes spots on The Sopranos, The Bridge, and Gossip Girl.
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Are you excited for Emily Wickersham to make her NCIS debut?