The "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" sequel is produced by CBS Studios, with the collaboration of Jerry Bruckheimer Television, set to be distributed internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.
CBS has given the greenlight to its latest series order, "CSI: Vegas," a sequel to the popular “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." “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,” said Jerry Bruckheimer. “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.'”
The sequel is produced by CBS Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, starring Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria, Mel Rodriguez, and Mandeep Dhillon. The show's original star Wallace Langham will also be featured in the series as David Hodges. Jason Tracey will serve as executive producer and showrunner, while Uta Briesewitz is set to direct the first episode and serve as executive producer for the first episode. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Anthony Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Craig O’Neill, William Petersen, and Cindy Chvatal also contribute as executive producers. The series will be distributed worldwide by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.
“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” was the most-watched drama series in the world for seven years between 2006 and 2016 and one of the most-watched drama series franchises around the world in the last two decades. Created by Anthony Zuiker, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” premiered on Oct. 6, 2000, on CBS, and aired for 15 seasons, amounting to 335 episodes. The franchise also including“CSI: Miami," “CSI: New York," and “CSI: Cyber," has garnered six Emmy Awards and 39 Emmy nominations.
"CSI: Vegas" showcases existential threat that could bring down the Crime Lab in Las Vegas, where a brilliant new team of forensic investigators must welcome back old friends and deploy new techniques to preserve and serve justice in Sin City. “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, President, CBS Entertainment.
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.'” Jerry Bruckheimer Producer, "CSI: Vegas"