NCIS star Brian Dietzen just reflected on what it’s been like to write his first-ever episode. The actor has been on NCIS since its early years as Dr. Jimmy Parmer and decided it was time to foray into the writer’s room. Dietzen penned the episode, which appears to be the 13th one of this season, with writer Scott Williams.
“You guys, I got to write a script of @ncis_cbs with my pal @mostxsw and it’s been a great adventure so far.
We jump into filming this bad boy after the Thanksgiving weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s my first time writing for the show, and it’s been a great experience,” the NCIS actor wrote in an Instagram post.
“I’ll keep you guys updated along the way. So pumped to share this with you all. Giving many thanks this week!”
Fans are pumped to see what Dietzen will bring to the table. His many years on the show could prove really advantageous.
His co-star, Diona Reasonover, voiced her support in the comments.
“It’s a great script friend,” she wrote.
“Congratulations!” another fan wrote. “I’m so excited for you!”
The Actors Who Have Been on ‘NCIS’ For a While Have Had a Lot of Co-Workers Come and Go
Brian Dietzen and the other actors who have been on NCIS for a while have had to say their goodbyes to a lot of co-workers. That’s more relevant than ever as the person who lead the show for almost 20 years, Mark Harmon, left this year. The agent Gibbs actor said his goodbyes in episode 4 of season 19, and fans are carrying on without him.
But how does it affect the actors?
Vance Actor Rocky Carroll, who’s been on NCIS since 2008, described what that’s like.
“I think it does affect me,” he said in a 2018 interview about characters leaving, “but I think it’s in a very positive way because I think we have such loyal fans and such a strong fan base, but going on fifteen seasons now, we adjust and we adapt.
They’ve continued to do so, even as Mark Harmon said his goodbyes. There are a couple of people left who’ve been on the show since its very early season. Both Sean Murray and Brian Dietzen are a part of that Dwindling group.
It’ll be interesting to see if this new script brings in any of the old elements of NCIS some fans are missing. Being on the show for as long as he has, Dietzen has to know a ton about the world. Hopefully, that translates into a solid script.
NCIS and NCIS: Hawai’i air back to back on Monday nights on CBS, but the shows are on Hiatus this week and return on Monday, November 29th.