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Will ‘Sopranos’ Actress Emily Wickersham Succeed Cote de Pablo on ‘NCIS’?

 

Will ‘Sopranos’ Actress Emily Wickersham Succeed Cote de Pablo on ‘NCIS’?

 

‘NCIS’ fans have been waiting for this moment and here it is. TVLine has exclusively reported actress Emily Wickersham will potentially succeed (let’s not use the word “replace,” as no one can ever replace Cote de Pablo) Ziva David on the hit CBS series.

Recognized for playing A.J.’s girlfriend Rhiannon on HBO’s hit drama ‘The Sopranos,’ Wickersham is now portraying Kate Millwright on FX’s ‘The Bridge.’ Well, she’ll also be joining ‘NCIS’ for three-episodes, which could possibly turn into a series regular role.

She’ll play newbie NCIS Agent Bishop who is described as “bright, educated, athletic, attractive, fresh-faced, focused and somewhat socially awkward.” Bishop is also said to have “a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism. She’s traveled extensively, but only feels comfortable at home.”

The casting deal can be seen as a “trial run,” to ensure Wickersham is a good fit. You can expect her to make her debut during November sweeps.

Before she joins the team, the show will “rotate some fun people” throughout NCIS. As executive producer Gary Glasberg told TVLine, “The first two episodes are all about Ziva’s departure. And then in the third episode we [begin to] introduce some different characters. And then, hopefully, when people are comfortable enough, one will walk in and be The One.”

Do you think Wickersham will fit in with Gibbs, McGee, Tony, Abby, Ducky, Palmer and Vance?

‘NCIS’ Season 11 premieres next Tuesday at 8/7c on CBS.


Details
Show:
- NCIS
Person:
- Emily Wickersham
Network:
- CBS

Written by: akoerner
Sep 17th, 2013, 8:29 am

Images courtesy of Bauer Griffin

Anonymous

Message Posted On Oct 14th, 2013, 5:52 am
I will miss the "kick ass" personality of Cote de Pablo. Why not find someone who can fit that bill?
Anonymous

Message Posted On Oct 9th, 2013, 2:53 am
Yes, we will see and will give her a chance, however, I DO NOT like her character on The Bridge. I hope she is much more "social" on NCIS than her current role.
baconTV

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Message Posted On Sep 21st, 2013, 2:07 pm

meh

vickif

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Message Posted On Sep 18th, 2013, 1:57 am

Kincaid, I agree with everything you say.  I really like Cote so I'll wait and see how this plays out.

kincaid

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Since: 23/Feb/12
Message Posted On Sep 17th, 2013, 12:35 pm

Emily Wickersham definitely has the looks for the role. Such a choice could be good because just like Cote de Pablo was so different than Sasha Alexander we could have a new character who is completely different. Regardless of looks, however, the real question comes down to the character itself. Will the new character be solid enough, be able to mesh with the existing cast, and win fans over? A pretty face alone isn't enough to replace a main charater.

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