Emily Wickersham Promoted To 'NCIS' Series Regular As Ellie Bishop

Emily Wickersham is set to join the cast of NCIS full time, CBS announced yesterday (4th November).

Emily Wickersham
Emily Wickersham has been promoted to a series regular on NCIS.

The actress, who has appeared in such films as I am Number Four and Remember Me, originally filmed three episodes for NCIS. However her character, NSA analyst Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop, has been promoted to a series regular. The show's team were already excited to be working with the actress, as Michael Weatherly (who plays Antony DiNozzo) told Entertainment Weekly: "We're excited about is having Emily join us on these little adventures we do every week and seeing how she is in the world that we create together. I hope the audience likes her as much as we did right away."

The show's team and producers were highly complementary of Wickersham. Executive producer Gary Glasberg said in a statement: "Emily Wickersham's Ellie Bishop is proving to perfectly compliment the NCIS team. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious.  Great things are planned for Bishop and we couldn't be more thrilled to have her on-board."

Mark Harmon
Wickersham will star opposite Mark Harmon on NCIS.

The former The Sopranos actress was cast as Bishop in September after Cote de Pablo, who played Ziva, left the show. Wickersham's character in NCIS has been described as "a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism."

The first of the three episodes Wickersham was intended to originally appear in will begin airing on November 19th. According to Entertainment Weekly, Wickersham's character will be introduced when the NCIS team discover the Secretary of the Navy was bugged during a closed meeting. Bishop had previously warned of such a security breach and is brought on board to help discover who was behind the crime.

NCIS follows a team of security experts as they solve crimes within the US naval forces in their jurisdiction. The show, originally set in Washington, spawned a spin-off series set in Los Angeles. A third series, NCIS: New Orleans, may air next Spring, if CBS give it the go ahead. Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherley star in NCIS; whilst Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J aka Sam Hanna stars in NCIS: Los Angeles.

Emily Wickersham
Wickersham's first NCIS episode will air on November 19th.


Contactmusic

Tags: Emily Wickersham - Mark Harmon


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Ok, So It's Official: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Best Marvel Movie, Ever

Guardians of the Galaxy is still three weeks ago from hitting cinemas...

Ok, So It's Official: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Best Marvel Movie, Ever

Toronto Film Festival Unveils Line-Up

David Cronenberg's new film Maps to the Stars which stunned critics at Cannes and features...

Toronto Film Festival Unveils Line-Up

Lucy - Luc Besson Featurette

The cast and crew of 'Lucy' - actors Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Amr Waked, and producer...

Lucy Trailer

Comic-Con 2014 For TV Nerds: Five Unmissable Panels

It’s that time again! Time for Comic-Con to make life a little bit weirder – and better..

Comic-Con 2014 For TV Nerds: Five Unmissable Panels

Everything We Know So Far About ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5

Everyone’s favourite period drama of manners, ‘Downton Abbey’ is heading back...

Everything We Know So Far About ‘Downton Abbey’ Season 5
Advertisement

Sam Smith Beaten By Lana Del Rey To Billboard No.1

Besides a promising musician, Sam Smith’s debut record has also shown him to...

Sam Smith Beaten By Lana Del Rey To Billboard No.1

What's Happening With 'Iron Man 4'? Robert Downey Jr. Too Pricey? Colin Farrell To Step In?

If you can be sure of one thing, it’s that Marvel will keep putting out...

What's Happening With 'Iron Man 4'? Robert Downey Jr. Too Pricey? Colin Farrell To Step In?

Latitude Gratitude: Damon Albarn is Thankful of "Brave" Festival

Damon Albarn isn’t exactly a stranger to playing in front of huge crowds at...

Latitude Gratitude: Damon Albarn is Thankful of


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Emily Wickersham Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Emily Wickersham

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All