Tonight, the newest series in the franchise, CSI: Vegas
, comes to CBS. The limited series is actually a sequel to the long-running CBS series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
, and brings back stars William Petersen as Gil Grisson and Jorja Fox as Sara Sidle, along with a few others. Joining the crime scene investigators are new characters Maxine Roby (Paula Newsome), Joshua Folsom (Matt Lauria), Allie Rajan (Mandeep Dhillon), and Hugo Ramirez (Mel Rodriguez).
Cast members along with executive producers Anthony Zuiker and Jason Tracey talked to journalists recently as part of the TCA Summer Press Tour.
Coming back to the series, Petersen and Fox admitted to SciFi Vision there were some difficulties in stepping back into the roles after so much time. For Fox, it had to do with the science and hitting her mark. “Well, I think I was a little rusty, for sure, on all things science. You know, even with this pandemic, like just being on a set and hitting my mark, and really simple actor-y stuff I was a little rusty at.”
Petersen, who hadn’t done any television acting since the finale, told the site he felt the same. “It was interesting, because it's a whole new lab. It's new construction. It's all kinds of new machines, new technology that Grissom wouldn't have been all that comfortable with even ten years ago. So yeah, I mean, I think the skills in the lab itself were sort of rusty, as Jorja says. And so just to be able to do a pipette and make sure that the material you're trying to transfer doesn't end up on the floor…keeping your hand steady is a trick.”