Is Michael Weatherlys Anthony DiNozzo Back on NCIS?
Anthony “Tony” DiNozzo, Michael Weatherly’s senior field agent on CBS’ thriller series ‘NCIS,’ which airs every week for the first thirteen seasons. This is why the viewers can’t be held responsible for anticipating seeing DiNozzo return to the show since the actor himself had teased the same.
WHY DID MICHAEL WEATHERLY LEAVE NCIS?
Michael Weatherly left ‘NCIS’ after the show’s thirteenth season in 2016. The actor was contemplating separating from the thriller series during the production of the eleventh season, specifically after the departure of Cote de Pablo, who plays DiNozzo’s partner Ziva. “It was gone, and then I reached the point where I felt like I’d stayed too long at the party,” the actor told TV Insider.
Weatherly decided it was time to leave the show to pursue other interests. “The program was a huge success, but I just suddenly realized that I might be doing other things,” he said. “I directed a documentary, and I have a production company,” Weatherly said.
Weatherly was wary of giving his character DiNozzo a proper goodbye, saying, “Tony allowed me to do the widest range of acting I could ever imagine.” “I’m forever grateful for that,” he said in a TV Insider interview.
IS ANTHONY DINOZZO RESURRECTING FROM NCIS?
According to showrunner Steven D. Binder, neither CBS nor Michael Weatherly have issued an official statement confirming the actor’s return to ‘NCIS.’
Weatherly’s chances of returning to ‘NCIS’ may have increased since then, according to one individual.
“When Michael and I talk, and we talk very often, we laugh,” Pablo said of Entertainment Tonight in 2019. “We’re waiting for the appropriate platform and a nice narrative, and I’m crossing my fingers it happens.”
Weatherly’s return as DiNozzo is a possibility. He may find time to return to the show that he has starred in over three hundred episodes.