CBS‘ hit crime series ‘CSI‘ has welcomed Hip Hop’s Bow Wow to its family this year, calling on the performer to star in its forthcoming midseason spinoff ‘CSI Cyber.’
Details on his starring role below…
Announced as industry murmurs suggest he is to be cut loose from his presenting role at BET’s ‘106 & Park’, the rapper’s role in ‘Cyber’ will see him play Brody ‘Babyface’ Nelson, a super-intelligent hacker called on by the authorities to solve illegal activities that begin online but play out in the real world.
Inspired by the work of real-life cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken, the CSI spinoff centers on Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette), who heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI. “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,’” said CSI franchise creator Anthony E. Zuiker, who co-created CSI: Cyber with CSI veterans Ann Donahue and Carol Mendelsohn. “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.” Zuiker, Mendelsohn and Donague executive produce with Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman.