Morpheus joining CSI team

Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix Reloaded
Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix Reloaded
Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix Trilogy, Deep Cover, 21) is replacing William Petersen on the CBS show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, according to a story on The Hollywood Reporter site.

The actor is scheduled to make his first appear in the ninth episode of the show’s upcoming season, which also sees veteran cast-member Gary Dourdan suddenly off the show, after being murdered in the 8th season finale. Fishburne will play a former pathologist, now working as a college lecturer teaching criminalistics. During a murder investigation, he comes into contact with the CSI team and ultimately joins crime lab as a Level-1 CSI.

The paper goes on the report that Fishburne and Petersen will appear together in two episodes, involved in a case together in Episodes 9 and 10.

Producers won’t say how Petersen will actually leave the show yet.