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Once predicted to be the biggest release for CBS in 2018, the production of CSI: Hobart has been canned just days before it was scheduled to begin filming.
While the studio has hoped to have the first season completed and on screens by late November, the producers have today revealed that their writers room was under a great ordeal of stress in their attempts to write about procedural forensics crime investigations in the Apple Isle.
“We have found that this one trick pony can only jump once” said lead producer, David Ponting.
“There just isn’t enough variation in the DNA to narrow down the suspects in this place. Ultimately if we were to go ahead with a CSI franchise in Tasmania, it wouldn’t be realistic”
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, also referred to as CSI and CSI: Las Vegas, is an American procedural forensics crime drama television series. It originally ran on CBS from October 6, 2000 to September 27, 2015, spanning fifteen seasons and resulting in several spin-offs, including CSI: Miami and CSI: NY
However, while the brand remains strong, it appears their attempt at reviving the franchise in the Southern Hemisphere was short lived.
“We should have gone with Adelaide” says one CBS spokesman.
“They’ve got more people, and way more murders – plus they aren’t all descended from the same convict family from 200 years ago”
“The Hobart police have told us they haven’t bothered with DNA testing since ’93. Of the 500,000 people on the Island, about 450,000 showed up for the murder of a fisherman in Strahan”