CBS' CSI: Vegas Trailer Brings Gil Grissom Back To Fans, Along With Other New And Familiar Faces

With so many new TV reboots, expansions, continuations and roobalootions (not a real thing) on the way, it can be hard for a project to stand out these days. In the case of CBS' sequel series CSI: Vegas, it helps to be following up on one of the most popular network TV dramas of the modern era. The network finally released the first full-length trailer for the crime drama's debut, and it's filled with familiar faces, such as that of William Petersen's Gil Grissom, while also welcoming some new blood to the franchise.

While CBS had previously released a teaser trailer giving fans snippets of what to expect, this new trailer offers a lot more for viewers new and old to mull over. The new season will focus on one over-arching story of an unexpected threat that has the potential to upend the Crime Lab while setting a multitude of dangerous killers back loose in Las Vegas. A new (to viewers) team of crime-stoppers has to call upon some legends in the game to assist in keeping Vegas safe and free from a big batch of killing sprees. Let's check out some of what the trailer had to offer!

william petersen's gil grissom on csi: vegas

Arguably the actor most associated with CSI's original run is William Petersen, who brought forensics mastermind Gil Grissom to life for nine of the show's 15 seasons, complete with a finale appearance. And don't anybody ever tell you Petersen isn't working his ass off to bring Grissom back to viewers, as he was hospitalized recently, reportedly from exhaustion after such long days of filming for the new series. While there may be a ton of cases from the past that are being put under renewed scrutiny for one reason or another, surely Grissom & Co. can handle things and ensure justice's arrival, right?

jorja fox's sara sidle on csi: vegas

Helping things along will be Jorja Fox's Sara Sidle, who was part of the original series' cast for each year save for Seasons 9 and 10. It'll be awesome to see Grissom and Sidle back in the field together, kicking ass and following the evidence to the asses that need the kicking.

Ahem. Things don't appear to go so well for Paul Gilfoyle's returning character Jim Brass, however. Brass remained with the main cast until its penultimate season, and it looks as if he's going to be the first OG character who gets killed off in CSI: Vegas. Not only was he only confirmed for two episodes, but the trailer has a note with the very ominous message: "Jim Brass is just the beginning." Nobody types out a note like that if they want to talk about a cure for cancer, or a really cool tattoo.

Another former star returning for CSI: Vegas is Wallace Langham as the dependable tech expert David Hodges. And then there are all the new characters who are hoping that this new case doesn't totally screw up everything they've accomplished in the past few years. Some of the new recruits include the trio seen above — Paula Newsome's Maxine Roby, Matt Lauria's Joshua Folsom and Mandeep Dhillon's Allie Rajan — as well as others seen in the trailer, such as Mel Rodriguez's Hugo Ramirez.

CSI: Vegas will make its long-awaited debut on Wednesday, October 6, at 10:00 p.m. ET, after a new episode of Survivor and the Season 3 premiere of the reality competition Tough As Nails. Be sure to tune in, and stay up to date with all the other big shows hitting the 2021 Fall TV schedule soon.

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