The new series stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson as San Francisco homicide detectives who investigate what appears to be a drug-related murder, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
The series is set to focus on one main murder investigation each season like Bochco's previous series "Murder One."
"This is a comfortable arena for me," he said of the single-case format. "It's the kind of storytelling I like to do."
He described "Murder in the First" as a cop drama, legal drama and courtroom drama all in one.