Is Mark Harmon set to return to acting amid NCIS comeback rumors?
Mark Harmon stepped away from his iconic role as Agent Leroy Gibbs in the 19th season of CBS drama NCIS, leaving fans devastated.
With the season 20 finale fast approaching, many fans are hoping that the 71-year-old will make a comeback to the show. So, is Mark set to appear on our screens anytime soon? Here’s all we know…
WATCH: Mark Harmon’s final scene as Leroy Gibbs after 19 years
Back in February, it was announced that Mark had signed with a new talent agency called Gersh, which is one of America’s leading agencies and represents a roster of award-winning clients, including actors, writers, producers and directors.
While it’s yet to be revealed what Mark has planned following his recent signing, we imagine the star has projects in the pipeline.
Will Mark Harmon return to NCIS?
Ever since his final episode as Agent Gibbs aired in 2021, fans have pleaded with Mark to make a comeback to the show. So, will he ever return?
Mark’s friend and co-star Rocky Carroll addressed the possibility in a recent interview with TV Insider. “We might see Gibbs again,” he said. “I think as long as this show stays on the air, there will always be a little bit of a tease that we might see Gibbs again.
“Gibbs is the moral compass. He’s the moral compass that we all wish we had,” he added.
The show’s cast and crew have made it very clear that they’d love to see Mark back on set and have consistently teased his potential return. Sean Murray, who plays Timothy McGee, told Parade last year: “I really, truly believe that the Gibbs could pop up somewhere. I really believe that there’s a possibility of that happening.”
Showrunner Steven D. Binder also expressed his desire for Mark’s return, telling TV Insider: “I don’t see how we don’t see him one more time at one point.”
What’s more, Mark shares a special relationship with the series as he’s still listed as an executive producer, so it’s safe to say that if and when the actor ever wants to reprise his role, he’d be welcomed back with open arms.