Over the years, the “NCIS” universe has expanded to new locales as the venerable series has created multiple spinoffs. From “NCIS: Los Angeles” to “NCIS: New Orleans” to the most recent incarnation of the franchise, “NCIS: Hawai’i,” the show has found several interesting settings in which the intrepid investigators of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service can solve crimes and bring perpetrators to justice. Team leader Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) heads up the latest branch of the NCIS in scenic Hawai’i alongside a group of new investigators, carrying on the proud tradition of those who came before.
For some time there has been a desire among fans to see a beloved cast member of the franchise return to the “NCIS” universe: Michael Weatherly’s Special Agent Tony DiNozzo. There had been speculation and hope in fandom that the beloved “NCIS” investigator would return to the franchise in some form. But that just might be easier said than done.