James Van Der Beek has landed a series regular role on the upcoming CSI spin-off CSI: Cyber, TVWise has learned.
CSI Cyber follows FBI Special Agent Avery Ryan, 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.
James Van Der Beek will play Elijah Mundo, an FBI Special Agent who is recruited into the Cyber Unit by Avery Ryan due to his expertise in battlefield forensics. The former Friends With Better Lives star joins a cast which also includes Patricia Arquette as Special Agent Ryan and Peter MacNicol as Assistant Director Stavros Sifter.
The latest CSI spin-off, CSI: Cyber was created by Anthony Zuiker, Ann Donahue & Carol Mendelsohn and was initially piloted as an episode of CSI‘s fourteenth season. CBS Television Studios is producing with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Anthony Zuiker, Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn and Pam Veasey serving as executive producers.