Mark Harmon Has Big Plans For A New TV Project -- Will He Leave 'NCIS' Like Pauley Perrette?
Mark Harmon is about to add a new title to his already impressive résumé. The star of CBS' NCIS is currently developing a new series based on ten novels by John Sandford.
Harmon is hoping to turn the well-loved Prey novels into a crime drama that will air on CBS.
The best selling author tells the story of a Minneapolis homicide detective named Lucas Davenport and his best friend and psychologist profiler, Elle Kruger, who is also a nun. The pair works to catch criminals in the city.
With Harmon getting busy with a new project, many are wondering will he leave NCIS after sixteen seasons?
In a past interview, Harmon answered all the burning questions.
Asked how does he feel about NCIS being the most-watched series in the world, with 47 million viewers over six continents?
He responded: "... The international reach is staggering. It’s hard to walk through airports even in the most out-of-the-way places without being surrounded by people who love the show—and that’s nothing to complain about. [Laughs] I’ve done TV shows where I walk through airports apologizing."
Will he stick with the show? He replied by: "Right now our writers are all very up and excited. You can see it on their faces. Now, if I ever witness them walking into the writers’ room with their heads down, feeling they’ve done it all, that would be the time to say, “I think I’m done here.” But there is still a real feeling of creativity and a sense of reinvention on our set. It’s so terrific having Maria Bello join us this season [as forensic psychologist Jack Sloane]. She’s not just a great actress. She wants to be with us. That says a lot."
Harmon went on to say that while he loves being with his family away from the cameras, he is grateful for NCIS and added: “It’s hard to walk through airports even in the most out-of-the-way places without being surrounded by people who love the show —and that’s nothing to complain about. I’ve done TV shows where I walk through airports apologizing.”
Harmon seems appreciative of his success.