By James Hibberd
January 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

A familiar face from the current season of The Walking Dead has joined CBS’ new Criminal Minds project. Tyler James Williams, who plays the caring hospital-cult survivor Noah on the AMC hit, has landed a series regular role on the as-yet-untitled Minds implanted spinoff.

Williams’ character is described as “sweet and incredibly smart. As the team’s tech analyst, Monty stays at home while the team works abroad. His attention to detail and kind manner are invaluable as he liaises with the families of those in trouble and uses his tech savvy to help the team fill in the holes as they search for a killer far from home.”

The actor previously starred on The CW’s Everybody Hates Chris and co-starred on NBC’s Go On. The Minds spinoff stars Gary Sinise as the leader of a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who find themselves in trouble abroad. The pilot will air in the regular Wednesday night Minds slot later this season.