Since 2003 he played the lead role of special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the US crime series. Now Mark Harmon is getting out of “Navy CIS”. But there is also good news for the fans.
For months there has been speculation among “Navy CIS” fans that one of the most famous faces in the US crime series is about to say goodbye. And indeed: Actor Mark Harmon is leaving as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs after a whopping 18 years.
Showrunner Steven D. Binder announced this in an official statement on the series’ Instagram page. Accordingly, Harmon “as an executive producer and good friend” will continue to be an “integral part” of “Navy CIS”.
And the hope of seeing you again in front of the camera is not ruled out. “As for the future of Gibbs, long-time fans of the series may have noticed over the years that Leroy Jethro Gibbs should never be given up,” he says.
First of all, the audience has to say goodbye – and that soon. In the current season, Mark Harmon will be seen one last time on “Navy CIS”.
The series is currently in its 19th season in the United States. In the fourth episode, Gibbs announces, according to US media reports, not to return to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Together with Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) he has just solved the case of a contract killer in Alaska. And there “found his peace”, so Gibbs in the episode.
“Navy CIS” has been running since 2003. Mark Harmon has been the lead actor from season one. In Germany, the 18th season can currently be seen on Sat 1. It is not yet known when the 19th season will start in this country.