Just in time for the franchise’s 20th anniversary later this year, CBS is reportedly in talks to revive the original “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” as a limited series.
Discussions are underway with producer Anthony Zuiker, Jerry Bruckheimer and the show’s creative team to bring back the procedural which originally premiered October 2000 and ran through until 2015. It also spawned three spin-off series including ‘Miami’ (10 seasons), ‘New York’ (9 seasons) and ‘Cyber’ (2 seasons).
Jason Tracey (“Elementary,” “Cold Case”) will write the script for the limited series, hand-picked by Bruckheimer who is spearheading the revival which will be set in Las Vegas. It’s unclear if any of the original stars like William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads or Paul Guilfoyle will be back.
At one point “CSI” was the most-watched TV show in the world, though the multi-billion dollar mega-franchise was ultimately supplanted by the “NCIS” mega-franchise which remains CBS’ big cash cow.
CBS also has the “Silence of the Lambs” sequel “Clarice,” a reimagining of “The Equalizer” and a TV reboot of “The Lincoln Lawyer” on the way.
Source: The Live Feed