August 05, 2010 03:04:24 GMT
'We will introduce his character in the premiere in September and then it will be a character arc and we will see him again playing Jason McCann again in February,' show producer said.
More photos from the guest stint of Justin Bieber on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" have surfaced, revealing the 16-year-old messing around with the property and taking pictures with the cast and crew. Marg Helgenberger aka Catherine was more than delighted when posing for the camera with the teen pop star while in the middle of the set.
Bieber is playing a troubled teen named Jason McCann in the episode that airs September 23. "He's a troubled young man, raised in the foster-care system, whose hard-luck life has left him scarred and angry," executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said. "When we first meet Jason, we meet him at a community center where he's giving a testimonial in honor of a man who takes Jason and his older brother in when they had no one else, and that man is now in jail and Jason's brother is out for revenge and looking for payback."
Teasing further, Mendelsohn added to MTV News, "And the CSIs are looking for the brother and Jason is caught in the middle. At the end of the episode, we're left with the question: Is Jason a good kid stuck in a bad situation or is Jason a bad kid hiding behind his cuteness? You can see why Justin was such a perfect choice to play this role. ...It's an explosive story."
Turns out Bieber was the one who approached the show for a cameo. He told a CBS executive how he loved the crime drama. "I got a call that Justin really was a fan of 'CSI' [and] that's all I have to hear, and so it just was perfect timing," Mendelsohn recalled. "Justin was looking to make his dramatic acting debut. We had an incredible role for a young actor in [our season premiere], so it just seemed like the perfect marriage."
Bieber is in for a multi-episode arc in the upcoming season. He shot his first part in late July but will return early next year to film the second part which airs in February. "He did a really good job," Mendelsohn praised him.