Patricia Arquette leads CSI Cyber, a new spin on an old formula John Stewart May 9, 2014 Television CBS surprised a lot of CSI fans when it announced a new spinoff series, based on the popular ‘CSI’ television franchise, earlier today. The new CSI gang will be the original CSI gang, coming from the same team that launched the first show in 2000. CBS ordered the new CSI series called ‘CSI: Cyber’ and made the confirmation earlier this evening. Not much was discussed about the plot and schedule for the new series during the announcement, but more information is being released slowly throughout the day. The new series will star, among others, Patricia Arquette. It was Jerry Bruckheimer that shared the news via Twitter Friday afternoon and early evening. This time the CSI team will be circling cyber crimes and online-threats, including cyber-warfare and espionage and data security.