Looks like it’s the return of the 90s hunks! Luke Perry and James Van Der Beek will be featured on the CBS CSI spin-off show CSI: Cyber. We reported when Van Der Beek signed on to the series, but now TV Line is reporting the addition of former 90210 star Luke Perry.
Perry will play Nick Dalton, a former FBI agent who had to deal with a falling out prior to a promotion. Originally he was supposed to run the cyber unit in Washington, D.C., but that didn’t turn out as well as he planned. Now Perry’s character is determined to step into the role of “futurist” for a private sector.
According to TV Line, who spoke with an insider, said Luke Perry’s character will be important to Patricia Arquette’s character, Special Agent Avery Ryan, and has ties that reveal her character’s secrets.
As far as the plot of CSI: Cyber, TV Line stated, “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.”
As The Inquisitr previously reported, James Van Der Beek joins Patricia Arquette, and Shad Moss (Bow Wow) for the spin-off show. Van Der Beek and Arquette will take on cyber crimes that happen on the internet. While Arquette’s character, Special Agent Ryan, is the head of the Cyber Crime Division in the FBI, Van Der Beek’s character Elijah Mundo is an FBI agent who is an adrenaline junkie known for his training in war affairs in Afghanistan.
James Van Der Beek has been sharing different details of the CSI: Cyber series on Twitter.
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) September 9, 2014
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) September 6, 2014
— Shad Moss (Bow Wow) (@smoss) September 3, 2014
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) August 22, 2014
Prior to working on CSI: Cyber, in recent years Luke Perry has stuck mostly to television. He was on the series Body of Proof, and has made special guest appearances on shows like Community, Hot in Cleveland, and Raising Hope.
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