Veteran CBS drama NCIS has set its second major cast addition for next season. British actor Duane Henry will guest star in the final two episodes of the series’ current season, playing MI-6 Officer Clayton Reeves, with an option to become a new regular in the upcoming Season 14.

Henry’s character is designed to help fill the void left by the pending departure of original cast member Michael Weatherly. Henry joins 24 alumna Sarah Clarke, who also is guest starring in the last two episodes of NCIS this season with an option to join the show full-time next season.

ncis5Henry’s Clayton Reeves rose above his British blue collar roots to become a successful government agent. Offbeat and fun with swagger to spare, he has a professional confidence that’s impossible to disregard. To say Reeves has burned some bridges in the international intelligence community is an understatement, but he owns the choices he’s made and he’s determined to do what’s right. Behind steely eyes and a strong, no-nonsense demeanor is a killer smile and a sense of humor to match.

“We think we found something really special in Duane Henry,” said NCIS executive producer/showrunner Gary Glasberg. “His unique blend of charm, heart and athletic physicality is going to be a great addition to the mix.”

Henry appeared on a number of TV series in his native Britain before moving to Los Angeles in 2013. He most recently co-starred in the USA Network drama pilot Paradise Pictures. Henry is repped by Gersh and manager Brian Ferrantino.