Taye Diggs to star in TNT's 'Murder in the First' with Tom Felton, Kathleen Robertson

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com  |  Sept. 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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Taye Diggs is getting plenty of work these days. "New Girl" just announced that the 42-year-old actor would flex his comedic muscles in an upcoming episode of the hit Fox comedy, as a love interest for Zooey Deschanel.

But Diggs has his own series in the works.

Stephen Bochco, the creator "NYPD Blue," "Raising the Bar," and "L.A. Law," will bring his legal procedural experience to "Murder in the First," a new detective drama starring Diggs and Kathleen Robertson ("Boss").

TNT just ordered 10 episodes of the San Francisco-based show, which will follow one case over the entire season.

Diggs plays a detective whose wife is dying, Robertson plays his self-assured partner and "Harry Potter' alum Tom Felton plays a "Silicon Valley wunderkind" with a connection to the murder victim.

Read the full synopsis below (via Indiewire):

Set in San Francisco, "Murder in the First" will follow a single case across an entire season. 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 (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 (Sbarge) The squad is supervised by Lt. Jim Koto (Dale). On the home front, Hildy is a single mom with an inquisitive daughter (Kirkland). Terry, meanwhile, is struggling to take care of his terminally ill wife, Emily, played by guest star Anne-Marie Johnson (JAG, In the Heat of the Night). Working for Blunt are Bill Wilkerson (Weber), his driver and pilot, and Ivana West (Rous), the company's chief technology officer.

"Murder in the First" is slated to air next summer.

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