Great news when it comes to NCIS: Los Angeles season 9 — you’re going to be seeing a little bit more of John M. Jackson’s A.J. Chegwidden!
In a new post on Twitter, The Priluck Company confirmed that Jackson is going to be coming back for the upcoming season in a recurring role. You first saw Jackson arrive on NCIS: Los Angeles for three episodes earlier this year, and given that we’ve gotten to know Chegwidden within the context of this show, it’ll be interesting to see what happens next. We know that everyone over here at CarterMatt can’t wait!
Of course, there is a lot to be excited about here, but one of the best things about getting Jackson back on the show is the simple matter of him bringing so much JAG legacy on the show. He appeared in over 180 episodes of the show, which served as the foundation for the entire NCIS franchise. One of the craziest things is just sitting back and thinking for a moment about how long this franchise has existed — JAG started up back all the way in 1995, and the franchise is still going. There are some actors who have played multiple roles on the show, but we like that Jackson is still around in the same part that he was once in. This gives the show that much more appeal to longtime fans who’ve stuck around these series for decades and loved what the producers are bringing to the table.
There’s no word yet on when Jackson’s season 9 debut will be, but we’ll have some more news on that before too long.
What’s coming up for the season in general?
Well, things are going to start in a strange place given that Hetty will be nowhere to be seen at the NCIS: Los Angeles office. What happened to her? Well, that’s one of many things that need to be figured out. Beyond that, one of the other priorities is going to be Sam’s struggle to recover from what happened with Michelle’s death — he won’t be all that interested right away in returning to work, and that is something that the other team members may need to help him with. There is no guarantee he’ll be back by the end of the premiere.
Meanwhile, get ready for some new challenges coming in the form of Nia Long, who is going to be a series regular on the show this time around as the Assistant Director Shay Mosley. There are some other new additions here and there, and to go along with that, we’d love to see either some other JAG characters turn up or maybe some crossovers with other shows. It doesn’t happen all that often, but it is often fun when it does.
What do you think about this John M. Jackson news?
Be sure to share some of your thoughts in the comments! Meanwhile, head over to the link here if you want to get some more news regarding Sam and Callen’s role on the show. (Photo: CBS.)