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‘CSI: Vegas’ to return with original cast

Rappler
‘CSI: Vegas’ to return with original cast

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Gil Grissom, Sara Sidle, and David Hodges are back! CBS Studios is reviving the hit forensic drama series

CBS Studios is reviving iconic forensic drama CSI: Vegas, the flagship series of the popular crime TV franchise. Original cast members William Petersen, Jorja Fox, and Wallace Langham will reprise their roles as Gil Grissom, Sara Sidle, and David Hodges, respectively.

According to a Deadline report, original producer Jerry Bruckheimer Television will be at the helm, alongside CBS Studios. Jason Tracey (Elementary) will be the show runner, together with series creator Anthony Zuiker. Uta Briesewitz of Orange is the New Black will be directing the pilot episode.

New cast members include Matt Lauria, Mel Rodriguez, Paula Newsome, and Mandeep Dhillon. Details on the production timeline or release date have not been confirmed yet.

The new CSI: Vegas series will focus on a new “existential threat” against the Las Vegas crime lab, bringing together the crime investigation veterans with new members of the team, all while still solving crimes using forensic techniques.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation first premiered in October 2000, spanning 15 seasons that ended with a two-hour finale in September 2015. The show’s spin-offs included CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and CSI: Cyber. – Rappler.com