CSI Creator Anthony Zuiker's 'Cybergeddon' Project Takes on Cybercrime, Identity Theft, and Other Internet Woes

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by Maggie Lange
May 9, 2012 12:05 PM
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Anthony Zuiker, the creator of the C.S.I franchise announce the director and full cast for his "Cybergeddon" project, a digital program that focuses on cybercrime and identity theft.  Oliver Martinez ("Unfaithful") will star as the elusive cybercriminal Gustove Dobreff, with Missy Peregrym ("Rookie Blue") opposite as FBI agent Chloe Jocelyn.  Diego Velasco ("The Zero Hour") will direct the feature.

The show will zero in on contemporary threats in our inter-connected, digitized world.  To add credibility and technical insight to the narrative and characters, "Cybergeddon" creators consulted with Norton by Symantec a leading cybersecurity group and pop-up enthusiast.

"Cybergeddon" will premiere exclusively on Yahoo! in September 2012 in sequential installments. Zuiker also hopes to augment the series through immersive storytelling, using social media and gaming.  In addition to traditional television development, Anthony Zuiker is an advocate of cross-platform storytelling using gaming and publishing. He authored the Level 26 novels (Dutton/Penguin Group) with accompanying digital supplements, an endeavor that marked Zuiker as one of the pioneers of the "digi-novel" genre.

 

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