CSI: Vegas officially picked up with William Petersen & Jorja Fox returning

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

CSI: Vegas, revival

CSI is back, baby! After dominating television for well over a decade and spawning multiple spin-offs, word emerged early last year that CBS was developing a potential revival of CSI that would see the return of several original cast members. Well, it's now official — CBS has given a straight-to-series order to CSI: Vegas, a sequel to the flagship series that will see William Petersen and Jorja Fox returning as Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle, respectively.

In addition to William Petersen and Jorja Fox, CSI: Vegas will also star Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria, Mel Rodriguez, and Mandeep Dhillon, but Petersen and Fox aren't the only original CSI stars to be returning as Wallace Langham will also be reprising his role of David Hodges. The revival will open a "brand new chapter in Las Vegas, the city where it all began" as the city faces an "existential threat that could bring down the Crime Lab, a brilliant team of forensic investigators must welcome back old friends and deploy new techniques to preserve and serve justice in Sin City." In a statement, President of CBS Entertainment Kelly Kahl said:

Twenty-one years ago, we launched CSI and watched in awe as this new cinematic series launched an entire genre and became a groundbreaking juggernaut that still has global resonance today. We are thrilled to welcome the next generation of forensic criminalists to the CSI brand and unite them with the legendary characters from the past who we still love, including the extraordinary Billy Petersen and Jorja Fox. Crimefighting technology has advanced dramatically over the last several years, and combined with classic CSI storytelling, we can’t wait to watch this new CSI team do what they do best: follow the evidence.

CSI: Vegas executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer added, "I’m excited to be bringing back the CSI franchise to all our fans who have been so loyal to us for all these years. And to be back in Las Vegas where it all started over 20 years ago makes it even more special. We’ve enjoyed working on this project with CBS and look forward to welcoming back Billy, Jorja and Wallace as they join a new group of talented actors in CSI: Vegas." I was a big fan of the series back in the day, so I'm cautiously excited to return to this universe.

Source: Deadline

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