‘NCIS’ Season 19: Gary Cole Rumoured To Be In Talks For Major Role
According to news today, Gary Cole could be about to head over to ‘NCIS‘, as Variety reports the former ‘Chicago Fire’ and ‘The Good Fight’ star is in talks to take a major role in the upcoming 19th Season… And before anyone asks, no, we don’t yet know where you’ll be able to watch it in the UK…
The naval-based procedural crime drama centres around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, who conduct criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Currently, that team is led by Leroy Jethro Gibbs, played by Mark Harmon. However, rumours have been circulating for a while that Harmon is ready to move on after eighteen seasons on the show, but ultimately opted to sign up for a nineteenth run. We don’t know anything about who Cole may be playing, but the suggestion is that they could be setting him up as a way to smooth the transition to Harmon’s eventual exit. Variety also says that Cole may not be the only new face joining the drama.
Gary Cole should be a familiar face and voice to many of you. Most recently he starred on ‘The Good Fight’ and ‘The Good Wife’ as Kurt McVeigh, and as Carl Grissom in ‘Chicago Fire’. He’s also popped up in HBO’s ‘Veep’ as Kent, ‘Suits’ as Cameron Dennis, and played Harrison Jackson in ‘Mixed-ish’. On top of that, he’s a prolific voice actor, having lent his vocal cords to shows such as ‘Family Guy’, ‘Archer’, ‘F Is for Family’, ‘Trolls: The Beat Goes On!’, ‘Big Mouth’, ‘Bob’s Burgers’, and is the voice of ‘Harvey Birdman’ in the Adult Swim series.
As many of you will know Disney+ recently decided to shut down FOX UK, the channel which airs ‘NCIS’ in the UK. Whilst many of the Disney-owned shows were moved across to STAR on Disney+, the CBS series which ran on the channel, such as ‘NCIS: New Orleans’, ‘Bull’, and the main ‘NCIS’, now seem to be without a UK home. It seems likely someone will step in to pick up ‘NCIS’ at some point, given it is such a huge and long-running drama. Sky would be one option, given they already run ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’. The other possibility would be for ViacomCBS, which owns the Channel 5 network in the UK, to take back the series for either Channel 5 or 5USA. However, at the moment, no one has made any announcements either way, so the shows are sat in limbo for UK viewers.