Hetty will return in the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 premiere

Fans wanting to see more Hetty on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 will be happy

Our eyes are on our favorite TV crime dramas returning, and we have plenty of questions for them. When it comes to NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 is all about Hetty.

Linda Hunt is the heart of the series, and she is sorely missed when she’s not in episodes. However, there are reasons for Hunt taking a step back from the series, and some of it is due to health. It’s led to a lot of questions about whether or not we’ll see Hetty on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12.

There is some good news. Showrunner R. Scott Gemmill confirmed with TVLine that Hetty is definitely going to be in the season premiere. The show knew it was so important that they found a way to film while she remained at home.

Scenes are filmed on Linda Hunt’s drive

To include Hetty in the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 premiere, the crew had to do a bit of traveling. In a pandemic world, there are a lot of steps to take to protect cast and crew members, but opting to travel for some scenes was necessary.

The scenes with Hunt were filmed on her own driveway. This allowed the show to include Hetty but make sure Hunt remained safe at the same time. Out of everyone, she will be among the most vulnerable members of the cast.

Gemmill hasn’t shared anything about the scenes. It’s not clear just how the driveway was used, but there will have been steps take for privacy at the same time. This is certainly going to be interesting to see in the series.

The good news, as fans, is that Hetty is part of the premiere. Hopefully, it won’t be much longer after that when we see Hetty again. Sure, there were discussions of Hetty leaving during NCIS: Los Angeles Season 11, but we’re not ready for that.

What do you hope to see on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 will air Sundays at 9/8c on CBS when it returns.