NCIS star Sean Murray has spoken about his future on the show, noting that no character is guaranteed safety in the long-running procedural.

Murray, who has been portraying Special Agent Timothy McGee on the military police drama since 2003, emphasized the unpredictable nature of the series. “I think we learned this with things that have happened on the show over the years… No one is quite safe,” he told People.

Reflecting on his lengthy tenure on NCIS, the Hocus Pocus star expressed his gratitude. “Obviously, being here 21 years, [I] have enjoyed, immensely, being a part of this show and continue to be incredibly grateful to be a part of this show, but you never know what’s going to happen,” he said.

Despite the uncertainty, Murray explained that the cast is enjoying their time on set, with no one eager to leave. “A really strong ship was built very early on, and the show developed and founded strengths in a different kind of way than most procedurals,” he noted, adding that fans connected with NCIS and its characters “early on.”

Meanwhile, the prolific franchise is preparing to debut its newest series, NCIS: Origins, which looks back to the early days of Leroy Jethro Gibbs, originally played by Mark Harmon on the main show. Harmon will return as a narrator, while Austin Stowell, Mariel Molino, and Kyle Schmid have been cast to play young Gibbs, Lala Dominguez, and a younger version of Mike Franks, respectively.

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