NCIS Initiation Rites: Wilmer Valderrama ‘Challenging the Genre’

NCIS Initiation Rites: Wilmer Valderrama ‘Challenging the Genre’
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NCIS is getting three new faces and with only one vacant desk at the moment, it’s going to get a little crowded in the office. That 70’s Show alumni Wilmer Valderrama joked about the new additions during the San Diego Comic-Con.


Valderrama will be joining the regular cast along with two others. Aside from Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres, Clayton Reeves (Duane Henry) and Special Agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn (Jennifer Esposito) will also be joining the force.

According to TV Line, Reeves was already introduced last season as a member of the British Intelligence Agency MI6. Quinn, on the other hand, was just introduced recently.

Cinema Blend reported that while most fans are still feeling the loss of Micheal Weatherly, Wilmer Valderrama should brace for more changes. The addition of these three to NCIS has evolved the dynamics of the show according to Valderrama.

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Now that Weatherly’s character is gone, the show will be forced to try something new. He also stated that some of the new characters coming in are challenging the genre.

What he meant by “challenging the genre” is still unclear. After 14 seasons, it is clear that the show is the best but hardly revolutionary as a crime-based drama.

Still adding fresh new faces into a series that has weathered the loss of cast members is still something to get excited about. It should be interpreted as a sign that the show is not in danger of leaving your TV screens.

In a video Question and Answer, Valderrama also talked about working with the face of the series Mark Harmon. He also hinted a sort of initiation ritual for those joining a CBS procedural.

NCIS is scheduled to continue onto 2018. Season 14 is set to premiere this fall on September 20 Tuesday 8 PM E.T.

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