In case you missed it, the CSI franchise is back! The ratings juggernaut is reviving a new spin-off series starring seasoned forensics experts Sara Sidle and Greg Sanders as they move from San Francisco to Vegas and battle a whole new set of problems. But what exactly is it about this new chapter that makes it different from the original CSI, and how did they manage to convince William Petersen to return? Let’s find out!
CSI: Vegas is set in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, which is known for its nightlife and gambling. A large portion of the show’s scenes are filmed on-location in Clark County, with the majority taking place at the Fremont Street Experience. The popular pedestrian mall has previously been the setting for productions like 'Army of the Dead,' 'What Happens in Vegas,' and 'Memento.'
Another interesting aspect about CSI: Vegas is its use of music. The cast and crew rely on musicians to provide the background sound for many of their cases. The list of artists who have appeared on the show includes Ozzy Osbourne, The Wallflowers, and John Mayer, as well as Radiohead, Mogwai, and the Cocteau Twins.
But what really sets CSI: Vegas apart is its focus on science and forensics. The producers of the show worked hard to ensure that the new spin-off was as accurate as possible when it came to depicting real-life crime scenes and investigations. In fact, the team behind the show even went as far as to bring in a professor of forensics to consult on certain episodes.