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Americans Russian Joins NCIS in Recurring Role, May Visit Spin-Off

NCIS Season 12 Lev Gorn

Lev Gorn, who for two seasons on FX’s The Americans has played Rezidentrua honcho Arkady Ivanovich (no relation), has booked a recurring role on CBS’ NCIS.

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In Season 12 of TV’s most watched drama, Gorn will play Russian Deputy Ambassador Anton Yelic, our sister site Deadline reports.

As NCIS boss Gary Glasberg shared in TVLine’s Fall Preview Spectacular, the Sept. 23 season opener sends Gibbs and McGee to Russia “for a really significant crisis” that introduces a mercenary/new adversary (played by Alex Veadov) who also will pop up throughout the season.

Glasberg told me “there’s a chance” the Russia storyline will crossover to NCIS: New Orleans, which will now lead out of NCIS on Tuesdays — as such, Gorn may also appear on that spinoff.

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As also noted by Deadline, the Stavropol, USSR-born Gorn has been promoted to a series regular on The Americans, which opens Season 3 early next year.

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