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Bow Wow Will Play a Hacker on ‘CSI: Cyber’

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(Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for BET)

(Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for BET)

By Ezra Marcus

As if Ice-T reading an audio book wasn’t enough, Shad Moss, perhaps better known as Bow Wow, also has a new day job: he’ll soon be appearing on TV with Patricia Arquette and James Van Der Beek in CBS‘ new series CSI: Cyber.

He will play a hacker named Brody “Baby Face” Nelson, a who must work with the police or go to jail, Deadline reports.

Nelson must assist the cops in the shadier corners of the web without falling back into his criminal ways. According to creator Anthony E. Zuiker, “Bow Wow is a gifted young actor who will have the responsibility, through his character, to set an example for young people who watch the show to ‘do what’s right’ even when you know ‘nothing but wrong.’ It will be a redemption story and a cautionary tale all wrapped into one.

“The role of Nelson required someone with deep acting chops and off the charts smarts. Shad Moss is a unique talent that possesses both.”

The first season of the show will hit the air in January 2015, appearing on CBS Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT.

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