NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen gave fans a taste of what’s to come for Season 13.
The actor shared a video update from the set of the series with fans on the official CBS Twitter account. Olsen revealed in a separate video that it was the first day of shooting the next season.
He was donning a black face mask and talking to a crew member who revealed some secrets about the return of the show.
“You’re going to love it but I can’t say. It’s going to be a dark and storming night,” he teased. “There’s chaos and things explode,” he said before Olsen interjected.
“Deeks comes in shirtless,” he exclaimed. And all of that action is just before the introduction and title sequence.
“I mean it doesn’t get better than that. Season 13 baby, we doing it,” Olsen concluded. The official production office opened on June 23 before letting the cast join the set.
Be sure to set your DVRs for NCIS: Los Angeles‘ return on October 10 at 9 PM ET.
The Departure of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Cast Shake Up
To the surprise of fans, two beloved cast members will not be returning for Season 13. Renée Felice Smith, who portrayed Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones, has departed the series. Her character’s love interest Eric Beale, portrayed by Barrett Foa did not renew his contract.
Smith will be pursuing numerous creative endeavors. She recently released her first children’s book, Hugo and the Impossible Thing, which was inspired by her dog’s health battle.
TV Line asked the actress if she would like to participate in the show’s 300th episode which is coming up. “Of course,” Smith responded. So there is hope yet!
Meanwhile, Foa will be pursuing a career in theater.
Season 13 will welcome a new series regular. Gerald McRaney has signed on to the series. He has played Retired Navy Admiral Hollace Killbride for the last seven years. Fans have already begun to speculate what his new presence will mean for the storylines.
Will Hetty Return in Season 13?
Showrunner R. Scott Gemmill revealed that Linda Hunt (Hetty) will return for the next season. A big sigh of relief for fans. Since she is older, she had to quarantine. This meant that she couldn’t film on the set with the cast and crew. The crew actually came to Hunt’s home driveway to shoot the brief scenes that she was in last season.
“The minute I saw her, she’s like, “Let’s talk about next season,’” Gemmill told the outlet. “So I think that as tough as last year was, for a lot of reasons, she, like the rest of us, is starting to see a little light at the end of the tunnel and feels good about coming back to work.”