Murder One-Season 1 (2004)
|Superstar defense attorney Theodore "Teddy" Hoffman is the man everyone wants on their side. But even he's surprised to find himself defending one man for murder, then a few hours later defending a different man for the same murder. The first man arrested is Richard Cross, an entrepreneur-philanthropist who's having an affair with the murder victim's older sister. After the charges against him are dropped, Neil Avedon, a hot young Hollywood actor, is charged with the crime. Yet as Hoffman delves deeper into the case, his gut instinct tells him Cross is still secretly involved, deftly manipulating witnesses and even terrorizing Hoffman's own family.|
Take a seat on the jury as "Murder One" follows a single murder case, from the point of view of the defense attorney, for an entire season. A riveting and cleverly woven plot full of subtle deceptions, outright lies and murder, this case will keep you guessing until the final gavel falls.
Editor's NoteAn interesting take on the television courtroom drama from award-winning writer Steven Bochco (HILL STREET BLUES, NYPD BLUE, LA LAW) MURDER ONE follows one high-profile murder case over the course of the entire first season. Theodore "Teddy" Hoffman (Daniel Benzali) is an accomplished defense attorney working for a prominent LA firm. After successfully defending the shady and supremely wealthy Richard Cross in a murder charge, Hoffman is assigned to the case of Neil Avedon, accused of the same crime. Neil is a bad-boy actor battling serious drug and alcohol problems, and now looks to Hoffman for help. The gritty, realistic drama follows the case both in the courtroom and out, and incorporates an ensemble cast of key players in the case, including reporters, witnesses, jurors, and others, to create a portrait of the judicial system that won accolades from critics and audiences alike.
|Randall Zisk - Director|