CSI: Vegas‘ adds two new bodies to the morgue.
In the wake of the departure of Mel Rodriguez, the series’ former regular healer, as Chief Medical Examiner Hugo Ramirez (full story here), CBS trial Sara Amini (Future husband) to replace him as the series’ new autopsy boss, Sonya.
Additionally, Beautiful Mrs Maisel vet Joel Johnstone is also participating CSI: Vegascoming second season. He plays Jack, the assistant medical examiner (and Sonya’s older brother).
Both castings – which are of the recurring variety – were first reported by Deadline.
Rodriguez was one of the two actors who left CSI: Vegas after Season 1. Franchise Jorja Fox announced last January that she would not be returning for Season 2. In a message to fans on social media, the actress revealed that her decision to quit before Season 2 was directly related to the previously announced departure of the longtime protagonist William Petersen (whose initial commitment did not extend beyond season 1).
To help fill the void, CBS recruited Fox’s former CSI colleague Marg Helgenberger to reprise her OG role as Catherine in an unspecified number of season 2 episodes. Lex Medlin (Drop Dead Diva) and Ariana Guerra (Helstrom, Promised Land)) also join the ensemble as new members of the team.
CSI: Vegas‘ second season launches on Thursday, September 29 at 10/9c on CBS.