CSI creator Anthony Zuiker is developing Cyber Crimes for CBS. The project has been given a script plus penalty commitment.
According to Variety, the hourlong procedural drama centers on a newly formed government agency that fights the modern onslaught of Internet- and technology-driven offenses.
Zuiker created the project and will exec produce. Zuiker's script goes one step beyond the government, which doesn't yet have an umbrella division devoted to cyber crimes.
It was Zuiker's recent interest in tech issues that led to the creation of Cyber Crimes. The scribe has spent time in Washington meeting with the CIA, FBI and Department of Defense as part of the show's research.
Concerns over cyber crimes have grown in recent years, particularly when it comes to cyber terrorism.