Ahead of its premiere, NCIS: Origins has addressed a major Leroy Jethro Gibbs issue with a revealing new behind-the-scenes image. Following Mark Harmon’s departure from the franchise a few years ago, he returns not in his iconic Gibbs role but as the narrator for the prequel spinoff series. NCIS: Origins explores Gibbs’ early years in the agency, with Austin Stowell taking on the role of young Gibbs, succeeding Sean Harmon.

Having been the face of NCIS for nearly two decades, Gibbs remains inseparable from the police procedural. While his tenure as leader of the Major Case Response Team (MCRT) on the main show has concluded, NCIS: Origins promises to delve into previously hinted storylines from the flagship series. Production has recently begun, and although specific plot details are tightly guarded, the newly released behind-the-scenes image hints at what viewers can expect.

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