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.

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  1. Moment says:

    I don’t really have high hopes for this shows survival considering the CSI numbers have declined a little over the years, but I do plan on checking this series out.

  2. Dean says:

    This just made me less thrilled about CSI Cyber.

  3. Kim says:

    Now I have a reason to watch. I like Luke Perry.

  4. DavidSask says:

    What an odd casting entirety of a show minus the lead and Peter! Especially the Beek!

  5. JeffDJ says:

    This latest CSI spinoff just isn’t grabbing me. The backdoor pilot on CSI-proper didn’t wow me either. Hope it does well for Arquette’s sake though.

    • Moment says:

      I think this spinoff has come a little late. The franchise is pretty much done, there will likely be a few more seasons of CSI before CBS retires that too.

  6. Diz says:

    Dylan and Dawson on the same show is must see TV.

  7. Kay says:

    So Arquette is the only girl in the cast??

  8. Jared says:

    I havent watched CSI since Miami was cancelled but I might have to check this one out.

  9. Sara says:

    I hope the nose & ear transplant are done by then :)

    Loved his recent guest spots on Major Crimes & Hot in Cleveland

  10. Tracy says:

    Loved the guest spots Perry did on Body of Proof so he should do well in this role! Still bummed we won’t get to see more of him on Body of Proof!

  11. WMX says:

    I had zero interest in watching this show……until now.