New ‘NCIS’ spin-off will bring back Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo


NCIS Fans take note: Tiva is back.

Paramount+ announced on Wednesday that a new NCIS The spin-off series starring Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly will begin production this year. The duo played fan favorites Ziva David and Tony DiNozzo on the original crime procedural, currently airing its 21st season on CBS.

After years of romantic tension with Tony, Ziva resigned from her position on NCIS during season 10, but appeared in the first two episodes of season 11. De Pablo left the series after that, and her character was apparently killed in a bombing. in Israel, as revealed in season 13, but not before she gave birth to a daughter, Tali, whose father was Tony. Weatherly’s character left the series after season 13 to care for Tali. However, Ziva was revealed to have survived the explosion in season 16 and briefly reappeared in that season’s finale and in four episodes of season 17.

According to a description of the new untitled series, “Tony and Ziva have been raising their daughter, Tali, together. When Tony’s security company is attacked, they must flee across Europe, try to find out who is after them, and maybe even “Learn to trust each other again so you can finally have an unconventional happily ever after.”

Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo in ‘NCIS’.

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Weatherly and de Pablo, who will also executive produce alongside showrunner John McNamara, said in a statement: “We’ve been talking about this story for many years and now, with John McNamara at the helm, we’re ready.” of Tony and Ziva (and their daughter Tali) promises to be an action-packed rollercoaster fueled by love, danger, tears and laughter. We also want to recognize and thank the fans around the world who supported the ‘TIVA’ movement for years. . To this day, they greet us in grocery stores and on the street to tell us how much these characters mean to them and ask what Tony and Ziva are doing now. This is for you!”

De Pablo’s film roles since his departure NCIS include the movie the 33rd and the CBS miniseries Pigeon keepers.

Weatherly is also known for playing the lead role on the CBS courtroom drama. Bullwhich ran from 2016 to 2022. The program was marked by controversy in 2018. when the news broke that her co-star Eliza Dushku had accused Weatherly of sexual harassment on set before she was written off the show, and later reached a confidential settlement with the network that paid her $9.5 million.

Weatherly apologized for making jokes that were “not funny or appropriate” and the show was subsequently renewed, a decision that CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl defended, saying Weatherly “admitted that mistake.”

CBS recently announced that the NCIS-verse will also expand backwards with a spin-off about young Gibbs. Mark Harmon, who played Gibbs in the main series, is on board to narrate the show.

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