Fall TV Preview

Exclusive: Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks Joins New CBS Drama Vegas for Multi-Episode Arc

Jonathan Banks Vegas CastTo use the parlance of his latest gig: Jonathan Banks is on a hot streak.

The in-demand actor has booked a multiple-episode arc on CBS’ upcoming new period drama Vegas, TVLine has learned.

Banks will play Angelo, a big-time Chicago gangster who travels to the gaming oasis to ensure his Nevada-based cash flow continues. Though Michael Chiklis‘ Savino wants him to expand in Vegas, Angelo’s not interested.

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News of Banks’ Vegas gig — as well as NBC’s confirmation that he’d play father to Parks and Recreation’s Ben during the sitcom’s upcoming Season 5 — comes soon after his ornery Breaking Bad character met [spoiler alert!] an untimely end in the AMC drama’s final season. 

Vegas follows Nevada sheriff Ralph Lamb (played by Dennis Quaid) as he attempts to keep law and order in the Sin City of the 1960s. Carrie-Anne Moss and Jason O’Mara also star.

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Vegas premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25 (10/9c) on CBS, following NCIS: Los Angeles.

Will you watch Banks on Vegas? And on which show would you like to see him turn up next? Sound off in the comments!