Los Angeles: Actress Patricia Arquette is set to return to `CSI` before taking on the show`s new spin-off.
The actress plays Special Agent Avery Ryan, who heads up the FBI`s Cyber Crime Division that forms the basis for `CSI: Cyber`, according to reports.
Arquette`s character will be reintroduced in CSI on November 2, following a stint in season 14.
The spin-off will be led by Arquette, with Peter MacNicol and James van der Beek among the cast.
It will be the first CSI series to have a female lead and is inspired by Irish Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken, who will be an executive producer.
`CSI: Cyber` is due to start in spring 2015, while `CSI` is due to return on September 28.