Mulligan: So, when do I get to go back to work?
Koto: The moment you walk out that door. — Burning Woman
Murder in the First is an American detective anthology drama television series that airs on TNT from June 9, 2014 to September 4, 2016 for three seasons and 32 episodes. The series was created by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal, and stars Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson and Ian Anthony Dale. Set in San Francisco, the show follows a single case across an entire season.
In the first season, Homicide Inspectors Terry English and Hildy Mulligan investigate two seemingly unrelated murders only to learn that both victims have ties to a Silicon Valley prodigy who is darker than anyone realizes.
In the second season, as San Francisco recovers from a school bus massacre, English and Mulligan investigate the death of a fellow officer and uncover a conspiracy that shakes the city to its core.
In the third season, English and Mulligan juggle investigating a football player's murder and dealing with their respective personal issues while District Attorney Mario Siletti reels from a tragedy that jeopardizes his career.
Cast and Characters Edit
- Taye Diggs as Inspector Terry English
- Kathleen Robertson as Inspector Hildy Mulligan
- Ian Anthony Dale as Lieutenant Jim Koto
- Raphael Sbarge as Inspector David Molk
- Lombardo Boyar as Inspector Edgar Navarro
- Currie Graham as Chief Prosecutor Mario Siletti
- Mimi Kirkland as Louise Mulligan
- Jamie McShane as Justin Burnside
- Camille Balsamo as Kami Keefer
- Jamie Luner as Cassie Siletti
- Main article: List of episodes
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired (U.S. dates)|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||10||June 9, 2014||August 11, 2014|
|2||12||June 8, 2015||August 24, 2015|
|3||10||June 26, 2016||September 4, 2016|
TNT ordered 10 episodes on September 19, 2013, which premiered on June 9, 2014. On September 12, 2014, TNT renewed Murder in the First for a 12-episode second season, which began on June 8, 2015. On November 12, 2015, TNT renewed Murder in the First for a third season, which was set to premiere on June 19, 2016, but was pushed back to the following week due to the delayed third season premiere of The Last Ship.
On October 11, 2016 it was revealed that TNT canceled the series after three seasons, due to lower than expected ratings.
Murder in the First scored 68 out of 100, in its first season, on Metacritic based on 20 "generally favorable" reviews. Its second season scored 67, based on four reviews. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes currently reports a 73% "certified fresh" critics rating with an average rating of 6.8/10 based on 22 reviews. The website consensus reads: "Murder in the First fits happily into the over-arcing [sic] season-long murder mystery mould, offering pleasurably typical twists and natural, attention-grabbing characters".
DVD Release Edit