CSI: Cyber (Crime Scene Investigation: Cyber) is American police procedural television drama series and spin-off of the CSI franchise.
The series was aired on March 4, 2015 and concluded on March 13, 2016, lasting two seasons and 31 episodes.
On May 12, 2016, CBS decided to cancelled the series after two seasons.
"CSI: Cyber" was about a special division of the FBI tackles crimes involving on-line activity.
- Patricia Arquette as Avery Ryan
- James Van Der Beek as Elijah Mundo
- Shad "Bow Wow" Moss as Brody Nelson
- Charley Koontz as Daniel Krumitz
- Hayley Kiyoko as Raven Ramirez
- Peter MacNicol as Simon Sifter (season 1)
- Ted Danson as D.B. Russell (season 2)
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Concept and development Edit
On February 18, 2014, CBS announced plans to launch a new spin-off of the franchise titled CSI: Cyber. Deadline.com reported that the series would focus on cyber investigations, as opposed to the forensic investigations seen in CSI, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY, stating that "[Anthony E.] Zuiker has been at the forefront of entertainment’s digital conversion, experimenting in the arena for the past decade." Zuiker, who wrote digi-novel Level 26, spent time in Washington meeting with the CIA, FBI, and DOD as part of his research for his 2009 CBS project Cyber Crimes (which was not picked up to series and likely inspired CSI: Cyber). It was announced that the series would be based on the work of producer Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber psychologist. The pilot episode was penned by Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn, and Ann Donahue, and aired on April 30, 2014. CBS announced that it had officially picked up the series on May 10, 2014. The first season, comprising 13 episodes, premiered in March 2015. The second and final season consisted of 18 episodes.
Series production Edit
The series is executive produced by creators Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker, and Ann Donahue, former CSI: NY executive producer Pam Veasey (who acts as showrunner), Jonathan Littman, and Jerry Bruckheimer. Mary Aiken, on whom the show is based, is attached as a series producer. Peter MacNicol departed the main cast at the end of the first season, whilst CBS announced on May 11, 2015, that CSI: Cyber was renewed for a second season. On June 25, 2015, Moss confirmed in an interview on The Project that season 2 would include 22 episodes. Season 2 was reduced from 22 to 18 episodes, ending with the episode titled "Legacy".
Critical reception Edit
The first season of CSI: Cyber received mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the season has a rating of 35%, based on 31 reviews, with an average rating of 5.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "While stocked with impressive talent, CSI: Cyber fails to add anything truly new to the franchise, settling for a slightly modernized twist on the same typical crimefighting scenarios." On Metacritic, the season has a score of 45 out of 100, based on 23 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
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