Variety exclusively reported last week that Cole was going to join the long-running CBS drama, with CBS now revealing that Cole will appear in the series regular role of FBI Special Agent Alden Park. No further details on his character are available at this time. It has previously been reported that “NCIS” star Mark Harmon will have a reduced presence in Season 19, but an individual with knowledge of the situation says that Cole’s character is not meant to be a replacement for Harmon’s character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
Law debuted on “NCIS” during the final two episodes of Season 18 as Special Agent Jessica Knight and will now appear in that role as a series regular for Season 19.
Knight is described as a formidable REACT (Regional Enforcement Action Capabilities Training Team) agent who specializes in hostage negotiations and handles daily high-risk operations with skill and precision. Sharp, athletic and tough, she is fiercely tenacious and with a wry sense of humor.
Law is no stranger to CBS audiences, having previously starred in the network’s shows “Training Day” and “Hawaii Five-O.” She is also known for her role in the hit CW series “Arrow.” Her other TV roles include “The Oath” and “Spartacus,” while her feature roles include “Snow Bride,” “Zeroes” and “Death Valley.”
She is repped by Innovative Artists Agency and Joel Stevens Entertainment. Cole is repped by Gersh and Envoy Entertainment.
“We haven’t shot a single frame quite yet, but with the addition of Gary Cole and Katrina Law to the cast, this is already shaping up to be one of the best seasons yet,” said Steven D. Binder, “NCIS” executive producer and showrunner. “Going into season 19, we are excited to have new characters and stories to tell that adds to and reenergizes the world we’ve come to love over the 400+ episodes.”