Ever since Cote de Pablo left NCIS, fans have been pining for her return. The actress made the decision to leave the show after several seasons, but the way in which her character (Ziva David) left the series was very much open-ended, in that she wasn’t “killed off” nor did she leave on any kind of “bad terms,” so-to-speak.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, showrunner Gary Glasberg has always been rather optimistic when talking about Ziva’s possible return. However, now that actor Michael Weatherly has announced that he will be leaving NCIS after the current season, it might not be so easy to bring Ziva David back. Since the two had unresolved issues romantically, it seemed as though it would be relatively easy to write Cote de Pablo’s character back into the script. And ultimately, that’s what many fans wanted to see: Ziva coming back for Tony.
The truth of the matter is that Cote de Pablo is rumored to be making a return to television as part of a series called Prototype. According to Deadline, de Pablo “is in negotiations to play the female lead opposite Jack Davenport.” The show will air on the Syfy Network some time in the not-so-distant future.
“De Pablo would play Laura Kale, a driven, extremely intelligent mother of two. Excited about a potentially world-changing machine being developed by herself and two partners, she is certain that she is on the brink of something history-making. Propelled by a shot at glory, she is not about to give up despite numerous setbacks.”
According to her IMDb page, de Pablo has already started filming Prototype.
While it’s not NCIS and it’s not the news that thousands of fans had hoped to hear, it does mean that Cote de Pablo could be back on television on a weekly basis. The last show that she did, Dovekeepers, was considered a mini-series, and didn’t keep the actress on air for a very long time.
Of course, no one is saying that Cote de Pablo’s role on any show will fill that void, but at least it is something. By agreeing to work on a different television series, it does seem to suggest that Cote de Pablo has no interest in reprising her role as Ziva David — at least not right now. She wants to take her career in another direction, and her fans are going to just have to be okay with that.
Who knows? Maybe Ziva David will come back for one episode to say a big farewell to DiNozzo.
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