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!

Comments (6)

  • I will watch Banks on anything

    Comment by Claudia – September 15, 2012 03:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh my! Banks was so, so good on Breaking Bad. IMO, he gave the best performance of this season’s 8 episodes and I hope he gets nominated for an Emmy. I was already interested in Vegas, because of Chiklis, Quaid, and the setting, but now I’m even more excited about this show.

    Comment by Sareeta – September 15, 2012 06:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news!I’m looking forward to Vegas even more now.

    Comment by Whatever – September 15, 2012 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I, too, would watch Jonathan Banks in anything: Wise Guys (TV) years ago; an otherwise God-awful sitcom he was in with Sharon Lawrence, the godawful movie “Cold Steel”; cannot wait to see him in “Vegas”!

    Comment by Pat Graney – September 15, 2012 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The addition of Jonathan Banks encourages me to at least give Vegas a chance.

    Comment by Sable – September 19, 2012 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My ex-husbnd, his family and friends have known Jonathan, his brother and mother since
    they all grew up together in Chillum, MD. We have all followed his career since he first
    began acting and are so proud of all his accomplishments. Way to go, Jonathan.

    Comment by Barbara Wheeler – September 20, 2012 03:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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