NCIS: Michael Weatherly Reveals Fresh Insights on Tony & Ziva Spinoff, Plus Updates on Tali

After Tony DiNozzo (portrayed by Michael Weatherly) made a brief reappearance in “NCIS” Season 21, speculation about Ziva David (played by Cote de Pablo) returning was inevitable. This speculation was not only confirmed but exceeded expectations with the announcement of a new series, tentatively titled “NCIS: Europe,” featuring both Weatherly and de Pablo reprising their roles as Tony and Ziva.

In an intriguing twist, the series will not only focus on criminal investigations but also the family dynamics of the “Tiva” couple, including their tween daughter Tali David-DiNozzo. This adds a fresh layer to their story, as they balance the challenges of work and family life, a dynamic not previously explored in depth on “NCIS.”

The news broke during the CBS special “NCIS-Verse: The First 1,000,” which also hinted that the series would kick off with the David-DiNozzo family in Paris, soon finding themselves on a globe-trotting adventure while trying to save the world.

The relationship between Tony and Ziva has always captivated fans, and this series promises to elevate their narrative from typical procedural drama to a high-stakes international espionage thriller. Given Ziva’s background as a former Mossad agent and her intricate international ties, it’s fitting that the series will incorporate these elements prominently.

Additionally, CBS is expanding the “NCIS” franchise with another project, “NCIS: Origins,” which delves into the early careers of iconic characters such as Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon and Austin Stowell), Mike Franks (Kyle Schmid), and Vera Strickland (Diany Rodriguez). Together with “NCIS: Europe” and other existing series, these additions are poised to enrich the CBS franchise, making it one of the more expansive and diverse TV universes.