Shad Moss, formerly known as Bow Wow, will star as a regular in the upcoming CSI spin-off CSI: Cyber, it has been announced.
In a press release by CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker, it was revealed that Moss has been cast as a hacker named Brody ‘Baby Face’ Nelson,’ who has been ordered by a judge to work for Patricia Arquette’s Special Agent Avery Ryan or face jail time for hacking into the stock exchange and wiring half a billion bucks to his account.
‘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 Zuiker. ‘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,’ he added.
CSI: Cyber is slated to premiere during the 2014-2015 mid-season on CBS.