I just like to pretend I'm Velma in Scooby-Doo." Adam Rodriguez, Rory Cochrane, and Khandi Alexander were cast alongside Procter, completing the supporting ensemble. Zuiker, who stated that he had "heard about the NYPD Blue thing," was initially hesitant.
Elaborating, Zuiker stated that he "sort of jumped in and said, 'Naw, I don't know about this guy.
In 2002, CSI executive producer Anthony Zuiker began casting for the then-unnamed Miami based spin-off.
First cast was Emily Procter, as Calleigh Duquesne.
Zuiker, and Ann Donahue] felt Miami was the most happening place [...] Miami is so rich as a character. There are so many different cultures here all colliding. All that gives Miami an edge." CBS ordered 22 episodes of the series, with Anthony Zuiker stating that whilst he intended for the series to look "ridiculously gorgeous," he felt that the "show [was] not about women walking around in bikinis.
It's about science." The series was launched as a second-season episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and originally featured a cast led by David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Khandi Alexander, with Rory Cochrane.
On the location choice, co-creator Carol Mendelsohn stated that "[she, Anthony E.
He was the last pilot cast member to be contracted to series.
Following the back-door pilot, Zuiker stated that he believed the series "needed a little more balance in terms of a leading woman".
Beach areas of Marina Green Park and Rainbow Lagoon Park in downtown Long Beach were often used for other outdoor scenes, as the newly constructed high-rise condos there gave the pretense of being in Miami.
Many outdoor location shots were also filmed in Miami-Dade County, Florida, including Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and Miami Beach.