In a post to Instagram, the actress, who plays Jessica Knight in the long-running CBS show, shared a carousel of images taken outside the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, on August 1. The snaps showed her co-stars, including Diona Reasonover, holding up their signs and enjoying ice cream.
The star penned in the caption: “@JANEFONDA ATE OUR ICE CREAM!!!!
“So proud of the #NCIS actors and writers coming out in support of each other and for providing a relief to the heat by sponsoring an Ice Cream Truck @cvtsoftserve #sagaftrastrong #wgastrong #sagaftrastrike.”
Fans were quick to show their support, with one person writing: “Why the NCIS family is loved and respected,” while another added: “This is GREAT!!!”
Another follower was pleased to see Diona back on her feet and reunited with her fellow cast members having recently undergone a myomectomy.
One person wrote: “@katrinalaw great to see Diona with you after recently being in hospital.”
Taking to Instagram at the end of July, Diona revealed that she had gone into hospital to have ten fibroids removed from the wall of her womb.
Sharing a snap that showed Diona lying on a hospital bed with a WGA West shirt laid on top of her, the star, who plays Kasie Hines in the CBS drama, told her followers that she was at home recovering and encouraged them to show their support for the ongoing writers’ strike.
“Union strong even after surgery,” she wrote in the caption. “Had a myomectomy to remove 10(!) fibroids. I’m home now and resting. Patricia is the best nurse. We’re good on food, flowers and errands, just picket extra hard for me, plz.”
Her co-stars rallied around the star, with Brian Dietzen writing: “Sending love and strength my friend!!” while Sean Murray commented: “Rest up, you,” adding a winking emoji.
While fans of the show are clearly pleased to see the cast back together, they’re also wondering when they can expect the 21st season of the show to hit their screens.
So, when will NCIS return?
The writers’ strike, which began at the beginning of May, has caused production on many TV shows to come to a halt, including NCIS.
Brian Dietzen recently gave an update on the status of production, revealing that filming is yet to begin for the upcoming season. Taking to Instagram after returning home from his summer vacation in Greece, the actor wrote: “Now back to work… eventually? Til then, I’ll be on the picket lines.”
While it’s unclear exactly when the new episodes will be released, industry insiders predict that the strike will come to an end in the fall. If this is true, filming should begin shortly after and we can probably expect the new season to arrive in January 2023.