‘CSI’s William Petersen Making TV Comeback

by | March 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

William Petersen (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Ex-”CSI” fave William Petersen is returning to TV with a new series.

Petersen is plotting to star in and executive produce a hitman drama called “Hurt People,” Deadline reports.

The project, a partnership between Petersen and GK-TV, is based on an original script by Peter Macmanus. It’s centered around a veteran hitman played by Petersen, who works for the crime family who murdered his wife. His character Hollis Brown is brought in to hunt down his own estranged daughter, who wants revenge on those responsible for her mother’s death. Due to the dark material, Petersen and company are reportedly peddling the project to cable networks, Deadline says.

Petersen, 59, played the head CSI guy Gil Grissom on the CBS crime procedural for nine seasons. This marks his first starring role since leaving “CSI” in 2009. On the big screen, he’ll soon be seen in the film “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” co-starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton and Adam Brody.

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