*TNT has greenlit Steven Bochco’s new cop drama “Murder in the First,” starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson (“Boss”) as homicide detectives in San Francisco.
The show will follow a single case across an entire season. Detectives Terry English (Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Robertson) investigate the murder of an apparent drug addict. The mystery deepens, however, when the victim is found to have a connection to Silicon Valley wunderkind Erich Blunt (Tom Felton), the celebrated CEO of a cutting-edge tech firm. The timing couldn’t be worse for Blunt, who is preparing to take his company public. He’s also being sued by a software developer who claims Blunt stole his code for a revolutionary new hologram system.
Terry and Hildy’s fellow detectives in their squad include philosopher-cop David Molk (Raphael Sbarge) The squad is supervised by Lt. Jim Koto (Ian Anthony Dale).
On the home front, Hildy is a single mom with an inquisitive daughter (Mimi Kirkland). Terry, meanwhile, is struggling to take care of his terminally ill wife, Emily, played by guest star Anne-Marie Johnson.
“‘Murder in the First’ sets up an engrossing, season-long mystery that’s certain to appeal to TNT fans,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We are thrilled to be working with Steven Bochco once again. We look forward to seeing this fascinating mystery unspool in the hands of Steven, Eric Lodal and the incredible cast and crew of Murder in the First.”
The cable channel has ordered 10 episodes and is slated to premiere in summer 2014.