Emily Wickersham has found a permanently family with the NCIS cast. The actress who has formerly appeared in films I Am Number Four and Remember Me was only suppose to appear in three episodes as NSA analyst Eleanor Bishop, but reports have said the actress was just signed on to be a cast regular.
Emily Wickersham's addition to the cast comes shortly after Cote de Pablo who portrayed Ziva left the show. Emily was signed on to fill the void that was left after Pablo's departure. Pablo's leaving came a huge surprise as her decision to leave came after a long eight season run. “The idea of leaving was not something I toyed around with for a long time,” Pablo explained to TV Guide. “It was an overwhelmingly hard thing-at times terrifying.”
Actor Michael Weatherly displayed his excitement for the temporary edition back when she was only set to appear on three episodes. “We're excited about having Emily join us on these little adventures we do every week and seeing how she is in the world that we create together. I hope the audience likes her as much as we did right away.”
Wickersham is no stranger to drama, she appeared as A.J.'s girlfriend Rhiannon on the final season of The Sopranos. She also appeared on the first season of FX's show The Bridge. Emily Wickersham has already made a fan in the Executive Producer of the series, Gary Glasberg, who displayed his praise in a statement. “Emily Wickersham's Ellie Bishop is proving to be perfectly compliment to the NCIS team.” He added “Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. Great things are planned for Bishop and we couldn't be more thrilled to have her on board.”
Her new character is being described as “a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism.” Emily Wickersham's debut as Eleanor Bishop is set to debut on November 19.