Former ‘CSI’ Star No Longer Connected to Drama Project He Helped Develop and Sell

Sep 4, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Former "CSI" star William Petersen won’t be headed back to television as soon as expected. Petersen has apparently dropped out of the Cinemax drama pilot "Hurt People," which he was slated to star in and executive produce, Deadline.com reports.

We reported back in April that the project had landed at Cinemax, with the show expected to mark Petersen’s first starring role since “CSI.”

"Petersen’s and the writer-producers’ vision for where the project should go began to diverge, leading to his decision to leave the project he helped develop and sell," Deadline reports.

The drama focuses on a hitman — who was to be played by Petersen — who works for the crime family that murdered his wife, the article notes.

The report notes that Petersen’s exit from the production is not yet official.

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