TNT announced today a new scripted drama order from Steven Bochco entitled Murder in the First. The series, which stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson will follow a single case across an entire season. Does anyone else think this sounds like a sexier version of The Killing?
“Murder in the First sets up an engrossing, season-long mystery that’s certain to appeal to TNT fans," Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies said in a statement to the press.
“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.”
Set in San Francisco, the drama centers on homicide detectives Terry English (Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Robertson) as they 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, while Terry is struggling to take care of his terminally ill wife, Emily, played by guest star Anne-Marie Johnson. Working for Blunt are Bill Wilkerson (Steven Weber), his driver and pilot, and Ivana West (Bess Rous), the company’s chief technology officer.
Murder in the First will be 10 episodes slated to premiere on TNT in Summer 2014.
Will you watch?
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