Mark Harmon Returns To Acting 3 Years After Leaving NCIS In New Movie Set Images

Mark Harmon as Gibbs in NCIS


  • Mark Harmon makes a comeback to acting in Freaky Friday 2 , three years after stepping away from NCIS .
  • Harmon is spotted on set shooting scenes with Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis for the Disney sequel.
  • Despite his retirement as Gibbs, Harmon remains tied to the NCIS franchise with the upcoming spinoff NCIS: Origins and a possible return.

Mark Harmon is back to acting three years after leaving NCIS as he’s spotted on the set of Freaky Friday 2. After almost two decades spearheading the police procedural, the actor officially ended his stint on the small screen with an appropriate send-off in NCIS season 19 for Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Subsequently, Harmon revealed that he decided to walk away from the show which made him a household name as he wanted to take some rest from the show’s grueling production schedule. A few years later, however, he is back on set for his next film.

Courtesy of Daily Mail UK are new images from the set of Freaky Friday 2. The much-anticipated Disney sequel has previously released promotional images of Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis ahead of the film’s production. While the initial report confirming that the movie is happening revealed that Harmon will be back as Ryan Volvo, this is the first time that he has been spotted working on the project. In the images, the former NCIS actor is seen shooting a scene with Lohan and Curtis walking down a busy street.

Will Mark Harmon Return As Gibbs In NCIS?

Harmon Will Narrate The Events Of NCIS: Origins

Harmon will also narrate the events of NCIS: Origins, but although there’s interest in seeing him again, it’s unclear if he will have a physical appearance in it.

Per NCIS season 21, Gibbs remains retired in Naktok Bay, Alaska. Despite having multiple opportunities to bring him back, which includes Ducky’s tribute and the 1000th episode, CBS has opted not to get him involved again. Instead, the show has been focused on further establishing Alden Parker’s stint as the Major Case Response Team’s (MCRT) new leader. The door continues to be open for Harmon’s NCIS return. However, the producers of the show have made it clear that they wanted to ensure that they have the right narrative for his much-anticipated comeback.

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Harmon is still tied to the NCIS franchise, despite his retirement as Gibbs from the main show three years ago. He and his son, Sean Harmon, will produce the latest spinoff from the TV universe — NCIS: Origins. The show will be a prequel that tackles Gibbs’ earliest years in the agency as part of Mike Franks’ ragtag team at Camp Pendleton. Harmon will also narrate the ’90s-set events of NCIS: Origins, but although there’s interest in seeing him again, it’s unclear if he will have a physical appearance in it.

It’s worth noting, however, that Harmon returning to acting in Freaky Friday 2 doesn’t nullify his original reasoning for leaving NCIS. Filming for the police procedural, especially since he was its lead actor, was grueling. Meanwhile, being part of the upcoming Disney movie as a supporting character is likely not going to be as demanding. Possibly his return to acting will help inspire him to his most famous role.


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