Numbers co-star Peter MacNicol is returning to CBS with a co-starring role on another crime procedural, CSI: Cyber. MacNicol is set as a regular on the upcoming series opposite Patricia Arquette and Charley Koontz.
Inspired by the work of real-life CyberPsychologist Mary Aiken, CSI: Cyber centers on Special Agent Avery Ryan (Arquette) who heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. MacNicol will play Ryan’s supervisor, Assistant Director Stavros Sifter, a career FBI insider and savvy networker who quickly rose up the ranks and positioned himself in a job where he is the clearinghouse between FBI Cyber and all other branches of government.
The project originated as planted spinoff episodes on CSI last season, which only featured Arquette. The rest of the series’ cast is currently being assembled, with MacNicol and Koontz set so far. MacNicol, an Emmy winner for Ally McBeal, is repped by Thruline Entertainment.