Emily Wickersham (The Bridge) has been upped to series regular status on CBS’ hit series NCIS, the network announced today
The move comes after Wickersham was originally tapped for a 3 episode arc, ostensibly as the replacement for Cote de Pablo’s Ziva David who departed the series earlier this season. Emily Wickersham plays NSA Analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism who specializes in international threat assessment and global preparation.
“Emily Wickersham’s Ellie Bishop is proving to perfectly compliment the NCIS team,” said Executive Producer Gary Glasberg. “Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. Great things are planned for Bishop and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on board.”
The character of Ellie Bishop is introduced in the NCIS episode airing on CBS on Tuesday November 19th in which it is discovered that the Secretary of the Navy was bugged during a confidential briefing, a security breach Bishop described in exact detail two years ago in a threat analysis report. Working side-by-side with Gibbs and the team, Bishop cross-examines the case file to help determine who is behind the crime.