taye-diggs-kathleen-robertson-gi.jpgTNT has greenlit “Murder in the First,” a drama from Steven Bochco (“NYPD Blue”) that will follow a single case over the course of a season.

The show, which stars Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” movies), is scheduled to premiere in 2014. The season will run for 10 episodes.

Season-long mysteries have become something of a trend on cable in the past few years, but they’re old territory for Bochco. He co-created “Murder One,” which followed a high-profile murder trial for a full season, for ABC in 1995. (It did well enough to earn a second season, but audiences didn’t pick up the next case and it was canceled.)

“Murder One” was primarily a courtroom drama centered on the defense team, but “Murder in the First” will focus on a pair of homicide detectives played by Diggs (“Private Practice”) and Robertson (“Boss”). Felton plays a Silicon Valley hotshot who’s connected to the murder of a drug addict just as he’s about to take his company public.

The series also stars Steven Weber, Mimi Kirkland, Raphael Sbarge, Ian Anthony Dale and Bess Rous. Bochco co-created “Murder in the First” with Eric Lodal.

Posted by:Rick Porter