Entourage alumna Emmanuelle Chriqui has joined the cast of TNT’s crime drama series Murder In The First as a regular for the upcoming second season opposite Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson. Murder, executive produced by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal, is a departure for procedural-driven TNT as it chronicles a complex homicide investigation that spans the entire season.

Chriqui will play the brash, daring and a total bad-ass Lara Cruz who doesn’t just take to the job as a member of the SFPD Gang Task Force, she is the job.

Chriqui, repped by ICM Partners, Emily Gerson Saines and Michael Schenkman, next co-stars in Nat Geo’s miniseries Killing Jesus and reprises her role in the Entourage feature.