'NCIS' season 13 cast update, spoilers and premiere date: Mark Hammon will return as Agent Gibbs next season

(YOUTUBE / CBS)Special Agent Gibbs shot twice during the season 12 finale

In the season finale of "NCIS" season 12, Agent Gibbs was shot twice by Luke. And fans have been wondering what will happen to Gibbs in the future of the police procedural drama series. Luckily, recent spoiler news about the show suggest that Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs will survive the tragic event.

According to Latino Post, Mark Hammon, the actor who plays Agent Gibbs in the series, has recently signed a contract for "NCIS" season 13. However, how he survived remains a big mystery. How bad his injury was, was not revealed in the season finale and there was no clue given as to how his future will transpire.

Before the confirmation of Hammon returning to the show, the actor once teased the fans that he might not come back for the thirteenth episode of "NCIS" during his appearance on "The Late Late Show with James Corden." The host of the show, James Corden, asked the actor "A beloved character is being killed off, am I wrong?" to which Hammon surpisingly replied with a straight, "No, you're not wrong."

And while he confirmed that a character will die in the series, he failed to mention any names. The actor also explained that in the show, nobody is permanent. "I really believe this. I think anybody on this show is replaceable," Hammon added.

The season finale of "NCIS" was really intense and show executive Gary Glasberg assured the fans that the next season premiere will be just as intense as the last one, as reported by VC Post.

The website also mentioned that the premiere of the show's season 13 would pick-up right where it left off and fans should expect that it will open in a "frenetic and chaotic manner." 

"NCIS" season 13 will premiere on Sept. 22, 2015.

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