Mark Harmon is expanding his career behind the scenes. The NCIS star is working on a new crime drama as an executive producer, leaving fans wondering if his time as Leroy Jethro Gibbs is ending.
Harmon just signed on to produce an action-packed show called Prey. An adaptation of the book by John Sandford, the series follows a homicide detective named Lucas Davenport as he captures criminals in Minneapolis.
Harmon will undoubtedly spend a good chunk of time producing the new show, which has fans questioning his future on NCIS.
According to Country Living, there is a good chance that Harmon stays on NCIS for a long time. Not only is NCIS one of the most watched on television, but Harmon is also one of the highest paid actors in the business.
He would be giving up a lot if he put Agent Gibbs down to work on the new project.
That said, inside sources claim that Harmon’s schedule is too full to take on another producing job without giving something up. Harmon currently produces NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans.
“A departure from at least one could be imminent,” the source dished.
Harmon has not commented on his future on NCIS. The actor has spoken highly of his time on the show and has shown little interest in giving it up.
In NCIS's 1st season, Mark Harmon was 52, Pauley Perrette was 33, George W Bush was in his first term as President, our current President was making The Apprentice a top 5 show, and I had been dating my now wife for 3 months https://t.co/nuSHIPVeqV
— Tony Bell (@tonybell73) January 4, 2018
In a recent interview, the NCIS star acknowledged that making a successful TV show is not easy. He also admitted that he loves going to work every day and could not be happier about working on such a great show.
The speculation about Harmon’s future comes a season after Pauley Perrette called it quits. Perrette left the show after Season 15 amid rumors of a growing feud between her and Harmon. She had been with the series from the very beginning and her exit came as a huge shock to most fans.
Catch Mark Harmon in new episodes of NCIS Tuesday nights on CBS.