The CSI franchise is coming back with CSI: Vegas, and the hype for the show is real. Although the new series is heading back to where it all started, don’t expect things to be exactly the same. According to showrunner Jason Tracey, the show is going to be handling its villain somewhat differently compared to the original series.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation first came onto the scene in 2000. At the time, the show was lauded for its production values, which were viewed as cutting edge. Of course, things have only changed in the past 21 years, as shows have become even more technologically astute. And Jason Tracey recently explained to Variety that tech will be important in regard to crafting CSI: Vegas’ villain:
It seems like CSI: Vegas will be going above and beyond for its first season. Recent hiatus aside, people have been watching this franchise for years now, so it’s not surprising that the producers would want to spruce things up a little bit. The creation of this particular villain seems intriguing and admittedly scary. It should serve as something both fresh exciting for both new viewers and seasoned fans.
Longtime devotees can also look out for links to the original series, as some characters are returning. Since CSI took place in Las Vegas, audiences will likely be in for a number of sly Easter eggs that pay tribute to the franchise's storied history.
Speaking of history, CSI: Vegas is premiering on October 6, exactly 21 years after the original series made its debut. While certain elements like the antagonist are sure to change, the limited series is sure to maintain the essence of the franchise. It'll be interesting to see how it manages to honor the legacy of the fan-favorite show.
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