CBS has given a series order to “CSI: Vegas,” a sequel series to the network’s hit forensics procedural “CSI.”
Original series stars William Petersen and Jorja Fox will reprise the roles of Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle. The series opens a brand new chapter in Las Vegas, the city where it all began. Facing an existential threat that could bring down the Crime Lab, a brilliant new team of forensic investigators must welcome back old friends and deploy new techniques to preserve and serve justice in Sin City.
Along with Petersen and Fox, the new series will also star Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria, Mel Rodriguez, and Mandeep Dhillon. The show will debut during the 2021-2022 broadcast season. It was first reported as being in development at CBS last year.
Jason Tracey will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Uta Briesewitz will direct and serve as executive producer in the first episode. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Anthony Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Craig O’Neill, Petersen and Cindy Chvatal also serve as executive producers. The series will be produced by CBS Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and distributed internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.
Oh look, someone's run out of money after their CSI run.
Also renaming the show from 'CSI' taking place in Vegas to actual 'CSI: Vegas' is kinda dumb. I've lost interest in the show after 4-5 years, but I bet some people will enjoy this return.