“He plays the most attractive hacker we’ve hired yet,” showrunner Pam Veasey tells TVLine of the former 90210 star. “Everybody thinks hackers are these nerdy guys, but that’s not always the case.”
Veasey further describes Lanter’s character as a “really intriguing guy who lives his life through the Internet and builds relationships with the people whose lives he hacks into. He hacks into people’s lives, then they become part of his life.”
The episode, a “psychological thriller” of sorts, is slated to air in November.
In addition to 90210, Lanter’s TV credits include roles on ABC’s Astronaut Wives Club and The CW’s Star-Crossed.