Duane Henry guest-starred in the final two episodes of NCIS’s thirteenth season as MI-6 Officer Clayton Reeves, and CBS announced today that he’ll return as a series regular for season 14. The network is also adding Jennifer Esposito (Blue Bloods) to the cast as a series regular. According to the official press release, Esposito will play NCIS Special Agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn, a former field agent who became an instructor at the Law Enforcement Training Center. Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) convinces her to return to the field and join his team, taking advantage of “her sharp wit, quick mind and immense talent as a federal agent.” Here’s a quote from Executive Producer Gary Glasberg:
We couldn’t be happier to have Jennifer Esposito joining us for season 14. She embodies everything that we hoped for in the character of Quinn and we can’t wait to have her come be a part of our team.
Henry and Esposito will be joined by fellow newcomer Wilmer Valderrama during season 14, bringing the total of new series regulars up to three. (TV Line confirmed that Sarah Clarke, who guest-starred as FBI Agent Tess Monroe alongside Henry at the end of season 13, will not be back this season.)
Finally, here are tweets from Henry and Esposito relating to the news:
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— Duane Henry (@RealDuaneHenry) July 11, 2016
@NCIS_CBS thanks CBS I'm happy to be back with you!! See you back on TV in the fall!
— Jennifer Esposito (@JennifersWayJE) July 11, 2016