Could ‘The Sopranos’ Alum Emily Wickersham Become Ziva’s Successor on ‘NCIS’?

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TV viewers may be scratching their heads over the name Emily Wickersham, but it is possible that this alum of ‘The Sopranos’ just might be portraying the character who will be the successor to the long-running character of Ziva David (soon-to-be-departing series regular Cote de Pablo) on the CBS juggernaut procedural NCIS.

At least that seems to be the case according to the folks over at TV Line, who broke the news yesterday that the fairly unknown actress – who most notably has appeared in the new FX series ‘The Bridge’ as the stepdaughter of Annabeth Gish’s character – will appear in three episodes of the 11th season of the series, and that her deal “contains a series regular option”.

Wickersham will play Bishop, a “bright, educated, athletic, attractive, fresh-faced, focused and somewhat socially awkward new agent. She has a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism. She’s traveled extensively, but only feels comfortable at home”. She will first appear during November sweeps.

In ‘The Sopranos’ Wickersham played Rhiannon Flammer, A.J.’s (series regular Robert Iler) girlfriend in the sixth and final season, but she has also appeared in the box office films ‘I Am Number Four’, ‘Gone’ and ‘Remember Me’. She also had roles in the made-for-TV movie ‘Taking Chance’ and guest roles in ‘Bored to Death’, ‘Gossip Girl’, ‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent’ and the short-lived ‘Trauma’.

‘NCIS’ will be back for its highly-anticipated 11th season starting on Tuesday, September 24 at 8/7c on CBS.