Van Der Beek will play a lead role in the CSI spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter explains.
The Friends With Better Lives star will continue with CBS in the upcoming series. He will play FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, described as an “expert in battlefield forensics recruited by special agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) for his war efforts in Afghanistan. Mundo is a savant when it comes to weaponry, vehicles and bombs. A self-proclaimed action junkie, Mundo will often put himself at risk to seek permanent justice, while Ryan will level his die-hard behavior with her expertise in psychology.”
CSI: Cyber will air on Sundays during CBS’ midseason.