Mel Rodriguez is officially on the case…
CBS has released the first official trailer for CSI: Vegas, starring the 48-year-old Latino actor, ahead of its October 6 premiere.
The sequel to the mothership CSI series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, features returning stars William Petersen, Jorja Fox, and Wallace Langham, and newly added series regulars Rodriguez, Paula Newsome, Matt Lauria and Mandeep Dhillon. Paul Guilfoyle will reprise the role of Jim Brass as a guest star in two episodes.
CSI: Vegas opens a new chapter in Las Vegas, the city where it all began. Facing 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.
“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,” Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment said previously. “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 hails from writer Jason Tracey, CBS Studios, and Jerry Bruckheimer Television.