Fans of “NCIS: New Orleans” will be bidding farewell to team member Sonja Percy when star Shalita Grant exits the hit spinoff later this season.
According to Variety, the decision for the actor’s exit was amicable, and was mutually agreed upon by Grant and producers.
The character, a former ATF agent, first appeared in a recurring capacity in the first season of “NCIS: New Orleans” — airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on Global — but Grant was bumped up to a series regular in season 2.
“It’s just time for a change,” Grant’s manager, Didi Rea, told Variety. “This is about moving on to the next great thing.”
In addition to “NCIS: New Orleans”, the character has also appeared in the original “NCIS”, and Grant has guest-starred in such series as “Bones”, “The Good Wife” and “Mercy Street”.
Grant’s final appearance in the show will be the 17th episode of the current season, set to air on April 3.