NCIS Season 21 has kicked off its production after enduring two prolonged Hollywood strikes, bringing the cast and crew back together for fresh content.

The delayed start to production, a consequence of the strikes, will result in a reduced number of episodes for the new season. Despite this setback, CBS viewers can anticipate the return of the show this winter. However, the possibility of former NCIS star Mark Harmon reprising his role as Leroy Jethro Gibbs seems unlikely as he is currently occupied with a book tour.

The recent passing of actor David McCallum, who portrayed Chief Medical Examiner Donald “Ducky” Mallard for two decades, has left fans in mourning. The upcoming season will need to address this loss, given the significance of McCallum’s character in the show.

As the NCIS cast returns to work, a lighthearted video from the first day of filming has been shared. NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama, who plays Agent Nick Torres, conveyed the exciting news to fans on Instagram, announcing the official start of NCIS Season 21 production. The video features Sean Murray (Agent Timothy McGee), Katrina Law (Agent Jessica Knight), Gary Cole (Agent Alden Parker), and Rocky Carroll (NCIS Director Leon Vance), hinting at a “big, big season premiere.” The season is set to premiere on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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