The 37-year-old actor will join Patricia Arquette on the show, playing an FBI agent who has a background in battlefield forensics. Arquette portrays special agent Avery Ryan, head of the Cyber Crime Division.
Van Der Beek, who most recently appeared on the short-lived series Friends with Better Lives, made his own announcement on Twitter:
Hey kids, guess what? Daddy has a job! http://t.co/G0zG4JeUy4
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) August 6, 2014
CSI: Cyber is the fourth series from the CSI franchise. CSI: Miami wrapped in 2012 after 10 seasons while CSI: NY bid adieu last year after nine seasons. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was renewed for a 15th season this past spring.
CSI: Cyber is set to premiere in January 2015.
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