CSI: Cyber Recruits Bow Wow as Baby-Faced Hacker Extraordinaire

CSI: Cyber Bow Wow

CSI: Cyber is getting hacked by Bow Wow.

Hip-hop artist and actor Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow) has joined the cast of the CBS spin-off in the series-regular role of cyber-intrusion savant Brody “Baby Face” Nelson, CBS announced on Tuesday.

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The youngster is ordered by a judge to work with Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) “on loan” to assist with a cyber case — or else he goes to prison. Nelson struggles working for the Feds while trying to keep his fingertips out of the Deep Web, where he was groomed to be one of the most prolific hackers in the world.

“Bow Wow is a gifted young actor who will have the responsibility, through his character, to set an example for young people who watch the show to ‘do what’s right’ even when you know ‘nothing but wrong,’” Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the CSI franchise, said in a statement. “It will be a redemption story and a cautionary tale all wrapped into one. The role of Nelson required someone with deep acting chops and off-the-charts smarts. Shad Moss is a unique talent that possesses both.”

In addition to his music career, Moss has appeared on Entourage, Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show, Smallville and Ugly Betty.

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Born of an April episode of CSI proper and inspired by the work of real-life cyber psychologist Mary Aiken, CSI: Cyber centers on the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division, which targets illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world.

The cast also includes Friends With Better LivesJames Van Der Beek as FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, Community‘s Charley Koontz as Agent Daniel Grummitz and Peter MacNicol (Numb3rs) as Avery’s supervisor, Assistant Director Stavros Sifter.

CBS is eyeing a midseason launch for the CSI spin-off.

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  1. ChicagoDan says:

    They’ve been really doing an interesting job of surrounding PA with an intriguing cast. CBS looks committed to making this show a hit.

  2. JWB says:

    Another nail in the CSI franchise coffin.

  3. CBWBDK1 says:

    HAHAHAHA!!!! Terrible casting!!!

  4. WalterWhite says:

    OH GOD NOOOOO!! STOP THIS CASTING OF HIP HOP/R&B SINGERS PLEASE ALREADY!!! I’d rather see a nobody an up and coming actor who was trained went to school for acting.

  5. kamiamaya says:

    There’s no way this lasts more than one season. The casting choices are really terrible.

    • Dara Talks says:

      I think your watching a different show….This show is so well acted and very timely….
      Patricia Arquette always amazing…
      Bow Wow is just great and natural

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  7. Shadmoss Sakida says:

    Shadmoss is an extraordinary human
    he does amazing things in my life when ever I watch him
    in fact Bow Wow is from a different planet
    Aww if don’t see him I won’t die ….
    He’s the best man I’ve ever known
    Aww senior brother….. u will kill me ooo
    I love u bunch and me and my family we supporting and praying for u From Ghana
    God richly Benedicts u and keep u strong always
    most especially Protect you from the industry snake ….Haha
    Love you Much… Good looking Big brother

  8. Dara Talks says:

    Bow Wow shows a terrific excitement and enthusiasm for his very believable part….Patricia Arquette is always a joy to watch…..Patricia, Bow Wow and the rest of the cast make this so much fun to watch….