‘CSI: Vegas’: First Look At Sequel Series and Return of Fan Favorites Grissom, Sidle & Hodges

by Josh Lanier

CBS just dropped its first teaser trailer for the new CSI: Vegas, and as the show returns to the city where the show began, some familiar faces are returning as well.

The show will premiere on Oct. 6 and feature several former cast remembers. Expect some new faces as well, including Matt Lauria, Paula Newsome, Mel Rodriguez, and Mandeep Dhillon will also appear on the crime procedural, according to TV Line.

CBS released a synopsis of the show. This version of the show “opens a brand new chapter in Las Vegas, the city where it all began

“Facing an existential threat that could bring down the entire Crime Lab and release thousands of convicted killers back onto the neon-lit streets of Vegas, a brilliant new team of investigators led by Maxine Roby (Newsome) must enlist the help of old friends Gil Grissom, Sara Sidle, and David Hodges,” the synopsis reads. “This combined force will deploy the latest forensic techniques to do what they do best … in order to preserve and serve justice in Sin City.”

Though little is known beyond what CBS has released so far.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation began in 2000 and spawned multiple spin-offs. Those include CSI: Miami and CSI: New York and CSI: Cyber. But this latest iteration will return to the scene of the crime, as it were.

CBS Says ‘CSI: Vegas’ Will Live Up to Predecessor

CBS president of entertainment Kelly Kahl expressed said he was excited about the possibilities of returning to Vegas would provide.

“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,” he said when the show was announced in March.

The original CSI followed Las Vegas Police Department Captain Jim Brass played by Paul Guilfoyle. He will make two separate guest appearances on the new show, Kahl said. Moreover, the new version of the show will reconnect former characters like extraordinary Billy Petersen and Jorja Fox with an entirely new batch of Sin City players.

The reboot will also allow producers to show off new advancements in policing techniques and technologies.

“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,” Kahl finished.

The show is entering a crowded field of crime procedurals. Shows like NCIS and Law & Order continue to dominate in the ratings. But CBS is hoping to carve out a niche with a familiar brand.