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Luke Perry Joins CSI: Cyber in Key Role

Luke Perry is logging on to CSI: Cyber.

The 90210 vet is joining CBS’ upcoming CSI spin-off in a potentially recurring role that promises to shed light on Patricia Arquette’s character, Special Agent Avery Ryan.

Perry will play Nick Dalton, a former FBI agent who was destined to run the cyber unit in Washington DC. After a classified falling out, Dalton set his sights on becoming a “futurist” for the private sector. According to a Cyber insider, Dalton will hold many secrets to Avery’s backstory.

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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 Lives‘ James Van Der Beek as FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, Community‘s Charley Koontz as Agent Daniel Grummitz, Peter MacNicol (Numb3rs) as Avery’s supervisor, Assistant Director Stavros Sifter and Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow) cyber-intrusion savant Brody “Baby Face” Nelson.

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