“CSI: Vegas” has an exciting new cast, which is a compilation of familiar faces and new faces in the franchise.
The new sequel for the “CSI” franchise was announced by CBS in late March. The show will have two returning faces as the main characters, William Petersen and Jorja Fox. Additionally, Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria, Mel Rodriguez, and Mandeep Dhillon will all be series regulars on the 2021-2022 show.
Jamie McShane ‘CSI: Las Vegas’
A recent announcement also declared Jamie McShane a part of the crime-police show narrative. Fans of “Sons of Anarchy” will recognize McShane as Cameron Hayes during the first three seasons of the show. However, the actor has had an expansive career that includes both TV and film. Some of his other projects include “Bloodline,” “Gone Girl,” “Argo,” “The Fosters,” “Thor,” “The Avengers,” “Southland,” and “Scorpion,” amongst many others.
McShane will be playing Anson Wix, a civil attorney running his very own practice. Deadline described his upcoming character as “someone you’d want in your corner. But the last person you’d want to face off.”
The new “CSI: Vegas” show is really coming full circle. Not only are familiar faces returning, but characters are going back to the city where it all began. The characters will be experiencing some kind of existential threat. Due to this unknown threat, more veteran characters and techniques are making an appearance to solve crime in Las Vegas.
‘CSI’ Franchise And Other Reboots
Fans of the show first said goodbye in 2015 when the original show was canceled after 15 seasons. Similar to other projects, “CSI” was rediscovered and reworked. Prior to the cancelation, the show was actually the most-watched drama for seven years from 2006 to 2016. Jason Tracey will be the showrunner and executive producer alongside Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, and Anthony E. Zuiker. Uta Briesewitz, the director of some episodes of “Stranger Things” and “The Deuce,” will be directing the pilot.
“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,” said Kelly Kahl, CBS Entertainment president.
The sequel series will compete with other crime-related shows like “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: Hawai’i,” “Law and Order,” “Peaky Blinders,” “Blue Bloods,” and many others. The crime genre continues to soar in popularity. Streaming platforms like HBO, Netflix, Paramount, and Hulu have all released their own originals or documentaries that focus on this genre.