Laurence Fishburne will never return to the role of Raymond Langston, star of the CSI series. The actor, who replaced William Petersen after eight seasons, has left the series to focus on his film career. His abandonment is not a lightning bolt from the blue, as the actor had only renewed his contract for one year.
For all fans of the Criminal Minds series, hard times ahead, after Laurence Fishburne’s announced departure from CSI, Thomas Gibson has yet to renew his contract for the seventh season of Criminal Minds.
If Gibson’s is uncertain the news of Fishburne’s farewell is confirmed, but it doesn’t seem to surprise the producers.
At this point it’s necessary to understand how Langston’s release will be handled by the authors of CSI Las Vegas and especially if the audience will decide to give confidence to the series again, maybe with a new quality graft in the cast.
Fishburne will return to full-time cinema: soon he will be part of the cast of Steven Soderbergh’s film Contagion.