NCIS cast and crew are plagued by mystery illness spreading on set with at least 18 people falling sick
The set of the iconic NCIS show has been hit by a mystery illness that’s making the cast and crew members sick.
TMZ reported that a source close to the CBS hit show revealed that ‘at least 18 people’ on set fell ill on Thursday morning with symptoms similar to food poisoning.
The show is currently in its 19th season, and the filming is taking place in Valencia, California.
Mysterious illness: The set of the iconic NCIS show has been hit by a mystery illness similar to food poisoning that’s making the crew and cast members sick, with at least 18 people affected; Still from NCIS featuring (L-R) Michael Weatherly, Mark Harmon and Cote de Pablo
One of the show executives also revealed that they have been ‘having Zoom meetings’ in order to figure out how to relay what happened to those involved.
The source also revealed that the illness seems to be something like food poisoning, describing it as a minor illness with ‘mild symptoms.’
At the moment there is no explanation for the source of the mystery malady, and the show remains in production.
The show must go on: At the moment there is no explanation for the source of the mystery malady, and the show – which is currently in its 19th season – remains in production
NCIS – which stands for Naval Criminal Investigative Service – follows Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a former Marine gunnery sergeant, as he leads a team of special agents conducting criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
The series recently suffered the loss of their main character, Mark Harmon – who plays Gibbs – when he decided to exit the show after 18 seasons.
The 70-year-old actor will only appear in a few episodes this season, though his exit might not yet be final, and he remains as an executive producer on the show.
Beloved agent Gibbs: The series recently suffered the loss of Mark Harmon – who plays Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs – when he decided to exit the show after 18 seasons
There were rumors that Harmon was not going to return for the 19th season at all, though it’s believed that he came back because he learned CBS might not renew the show if he didn’t return.
NCIS was a spin-off of CBS’ JAG, both of which were created by Donald P. Bellisario, which ran for 10 seasons between 1995 and 2005.
The show ended up spawning a number of CBS spin-offs itself, NCIS: Los Angeles, which debuted in 2009 and is currently in its 13th season, NCIS: New Orleans, which was canceled after seven seasons, and NCIS: Hawaii, which debuted this fall.
Still involved: The 70-year-old actor will only appear in a few episodes this season, though he remains as an executive producer on the show