NCIS season 21 is gearing up for its premiere on CBS, and here’s a comprehensive overview of what viewers can anticipate regarding characters, storylines, and more.

Having originated as a spin-off from the CBS military legal drama JAG in 2003, NCIS has maintained its popularity as one of the world’s most beloved scripted dramas, with its unique twist involving cr1minal investigations within the military.

Despite its enduring success, NCIS has seen several character exits over its two-decade run. However, the upcoming season, NCIS season 21, is poised to retain much of the primary cast from the past two seasons, promising deeper explorations into the characters’ backstories and connections.

Although the season has experienced some delays, heightened anticipation surrounds the show’s return, fueled by the release of a trailer for season 21. The trailer, released following the introduction of the prequel series NCIS: Origins, offers glimpses of intriguing cases, hints at Torres’ (Wilmer Valderrama) arrest on murd3r charges, and suggests a memorial for the late David McCallum, who portrayed Ducky and passed away in 2023.

NCIS season 21 is scheduled to return on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 9 p.m., with no further delays expected.

Returning Cast Members:

The cast for NCIS season 21 is expected to remain unchanged from the previous season, with the notable absence of David McCallum, who portrayed Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard and passed away in 2023. Key cast members from season 20 set to return include:

  • Sean Murray as Special Agent Timothy McGee
  • Katrina Law as Special Agent Jessica Knight
  • Gary Cole as Supervisory Special Agent Alden Parker
  • Brian Dietzen as Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jimmy Palmer
  • Diona Reasonover as Forensic Specialist Kasie Hines
  • Rocky Carroll as NCIS Director Leon Vance

While Mark Harmon left the series in season 19, there’s speculation about a possible guest appearance in season 21, especially considering his involvement in the upcoming prequel series, NCIS: Origins.

What to Expect From Season 21:

NCIS typically follows a case-of-the-week format but incorporates longer story arcs throughout the season. Season 21 is expected to pick up on strands from the previous season, including the cliffhanger with Agent Torres, who faces arrest for murd3r. Additionally, the storyline involving Palmer’s confession of love for Knight is likely to develop further.

The first trailer for NCIS season 21 offers a sneak peek into the upcoming season, showcasing action-packed scenes, mysterious cases, and the central plotline of Torres facing murd3r charges. The trailer also hints at a heartfelt tribute to David McCallum’s character, Ducky, in an episode following the season premiere.

With the series returning in February 2024, fans can eagerly anticipate the unfolding mysteries and character developments in NCIS season 21.

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