NCIS' Brian Dietzen Announces His 'First Time' Doing This On The Show

The "NCIS" franchise has seen a lot of characters come and go, but Brian Dietzen's role as Jimmy Palmer has stuck around — so long in fact, that he's been with the show since its 1st season (via CinemaBlend). After losing Mark Harmon during the show's current season, fans are holding on to beloved characters like Palmer who have become a staple in the ever-changing "NCIS" cast.

While Dietzen's portrayal of Palmer wasn't always a stand-out character, fans began to fall in love with him over time (per Showbiz Cheat Sheet). Some of the reasons fans have grown to love Palmer is because he is a genuinely nice guy, good at keeping secrets, and brings an overall wholesome presence to the show. He did talk someone who was suicidal off a ledge once!

Now that Palmer is finally getting the love he deserves, the man behind the character is moving up in the "NCIS" ranks. He recently did something huge for the first time in his career!

Dietzen made a major career milestone behind the scenes

We have some exciting news for Jimmy Palmer super fans! Brian Dietzen recently made career history. The "NCIS" actor worked on a script for the show behind the scenes (per Express). He took to Instagram, gushing, "You guys, I got to write a script of @ncis_cbs with my pal @mostxsw and it's been a great adventure so far." He added, "We jump into filming this bad boy after the Thanksgiving weekend, and I couldn't be more excited — it's my first time writing for the show, and it's been a great experience. I'll keep you guys updated along the way. So pumped to share this with you all. Giving many thanks this week!"

The news doesn't end there. Dietzen will also be directing the episode (via CinemaBlend). While there is no set release date just yet, fans can expect to see Dietzen's debut as both writer and director on "NCIS" sometime in early 2022.