'NCIS' casts British actor Duane Henry as Michael Weatherly prepares to leave

Duane Henry  will play MI-6 Officer Clayton Reeves

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  • British actor Duane Henry will play MI-6 Officer Clayton Reeves
  • "24" alum Sarah Clarke will also join the action drama

(CNN)Spoiler alert, "NCIS" fans! Well, sorta.

As the show gets ready to say goodbye to Michael Weatherly, a.k.a. Very Special Agent Tony DiNozzo, fans will get a new treat in the form of British actor Duane Henry.
    Henry, 31, will play MI-6 Officer Clayton Reeves for two episodes in Season 13, the show announced in a statement. Weatherly, a fan favorite, is leaving at the end of the same season.
    Duane Henry  will play MI-6 Officer Clayton Reeves

    'Swagger, confidence'

    Henry's character will be "known for his swagger, confidence" and humor, the show said.
    "We think we found something really special in Duane Henry," said Gary Glasberg, the executive producer of the show. "His unique blend of charm, heart and athletic physicality is going to be a great addition to the mix."
    Henry, who was in "The Dark Knight Rises," is not the only new face.
    "24" alum Sarah Clarke will also join two episodes of the action drama in Season 13.

    300 episodes and counting

    The venerable show premiered in 2003 as a spinoff of "JAG," the popular Navy legal drama. Though it was not an immediate hit, it climbed steadily in ratings both in the United States and overseas, and marked its 300th episode last month.
    Actor Michael Weatherly is planning to leave the show at the end of Season 13.
    "NCIS," based on the real-life Naval Criminal Investigative Service, stars Mark Harmon as Jethro Gibbs. He leads an elite group of investigators, including long-timers DiNozzo, Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) and Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard (David McCallum).