Several fans around the globe are now excited for the premiere of the “NCIS” Season 15 in September 2017. Another person is going to be added to the already long list of characters of the popular CBS show following the confirmation of Jennifer Esposito’s exit.

Former ‘ER’ actress inked three-year deal for the CBS series

The Hollywood Reporter shared that Maria Bello is joining the adventures of Mark Harmon and his squad in the up and coming “NCIS” Season 15. According to the publication, the 50-year-old American actress has signed a deal to become a part of the famous TV series officially.

"We have always been big fans of Maria Bello's work and are excited to be introducing her as an agent who not only has a distinct talent,” the executive producers of the show revealed to THR. They added that the former co-star of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in “Mr and Mrs. Smith” would be working closely with Mark Harmon, Observer reported.

Frank Cardea and George Schenck have confirmed that Harmon and Bello’s characters would develop an exceptional kind of relationship in “NCIS” Season 15. To recall, Blasting News has previously reported that special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs would find his new love interest in the imminent fifteenth installment.

Bello, who first appeared in the fourth season, is set to reprise her role as Reagan in the fourth episode of the incoming season.

For starters, the “Lights Out” actress’ character served two tours in Afghanistan as the second lieutenant. She later quit NCIS and made a name for herself as the agency’s forensic psychologist.

Disney alum also appearing in the upcoming season

Meanwhile, The Christian Post has shared that Cheryl Texiera also appears on the upcoming “NCIS” Season 15.

Citing a CarterMatt report, the publication claimed that the former “Girl Meets World” actress would play a major role in the forthcoming installment.

However, CBS has not yet divulged whether Texiera would be joining the series for good or if she would only be making a cameo appearance. Because of this, fans cannot help but speculate that the Disney alum could be Jennifer Esposito’s replacement; however, fans should take these theories lightly since nothing is confirmed up to this writing.

NCIS” Season 15 is set to return to small screens on September 26, 2017. Aside from Mark Harmon, other artists who are expected to make a return also include Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette, and Wilmer Valderrama. Stay tuned for more spoilers and updates!