Patricia Arquette Cast As Lead In CBS’ ‘CSI’ Cyber Crimes Spin-Off

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CBS has found the lead actress for their CSI spin-off set in the FBI Cyber Crimes Unit.

Medium star Patricia Arquette has been tapped to play the lead in the potential spin-off, which is being piloted as an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation to air this Spring, TVWise has learned.

The as-yet untitled spin-off is being written by CSI creator Anthony Zuiker, Ann Donahue & Carol Mendelsohn and follows FBI Special Agent Avery Ryan (Arquette), who runs the bureau’s Cyber Crime Division in Quantico, VA. Ryan is responsible for solving high-octane crimes that start in the mind, live on-line, and play out into the real world. The proposed spin-off is inspired by the work of Mary Aiken and will be produced by CBS Television Studios and Bruckheimer Television with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Anthony Zuiker, Ann Donahue and Carol Mendelsohn serving as executive producers.