Think CBS is done dreaming up CSI spinoffs? Think again.
The net is looking to extend the brand by airing a backdoor pilot that was inspired by Producer Mary Aiken, who previously worked as a cyber-psychologist. Set to bow as a CSI episode in the spring, the action will revolve around a special agent named Avery Ryan and will be set in Quantico, VA. Here’s the logline: “Technology, as we know it, has amplified human behavior to the point where faceless criminals are committing crimes at global proportions with a touch of a button.”
CSI honchos Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker and Ann Donahue will executive produce the latest iteration, along with Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman.
CBS is down to just one CSI after cancelling CSI: NY last season and CSI: Miami in 2012. Given its success with newcomers Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue, CSI will likely see another season on CBS.
CBS also has an NCIS spinoff in the works that will star Scott Bakula. That one will take place in New Orleans.