Cast: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Lorraine Bracco, Lee Thompson Young, Bruce McGill, Jordan Bridges
Based on the best-selling crime thriller books by Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles was developed by writer and former crime reporter Janet Tamaro (Bones, Lost), who serves as executive producer.
The series is a smart, tough, and edgy new police drama with a playful yet compelling angle. Rizzoli & Isles stars fan favourite Angie Harmon (Law & Order) as the combative, working-class Boston police detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander (NCIS) as the cool, cerebral medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles. Jane, the only female detective in Boston's homicide division, is a headstrong, tough-as-nails and fearless cop who never lets her guard down. Maura, on the other hand, is a medical examiner and forensic expert, who is more comfortable among the dead than the living. She's quirky, endearing and exceptional at her job but somewhat socially awkward due to her tendency towards being brutally honest. The two women often find themselves working together, using their brilliant minds and complementary expertise to solve crimes. Despite their differences, they are the closest of friends and always have each other's backs as they investigate their city's grittiest and most puzzling homicides, while busting some of Boston's most notorious criminals along the way.
The high-caliber supporting cast includes Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) as Angela, Jane's demanding and overprotective mom; Lee Thompson Young (FlashForward) as Detective Barry Frost, Jane's partner; Bruce McGill (Law Abiding Citizen) as Detective Vince Korsak, Jane's former partner; and Jordan Bridges (Mona Lisa Smile) as Jane's brother Frankie, a patrol cop with aspirations of becoming a detective.
Rizzoli & Isles is produced for TNT by Hurdler Productions and Ostar Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television. The series is executive produced by Tamaro, Bill Haber (TNT's Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King) and Joel Fields (Ugly Betty).
"The exceptional female leads in Rizzoli & Isles share a wonderful chemistry and camaraderie, making this series a true standout among police procedurals," said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. She added, "The show's record-breaking ratings prove Rizzoli & Isles is a hit with viewers and is quickly establishing itself as a favourite in the cop show genre. We are excited to release it on DVD and expect it will be well received by consumers."
Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete First Season Special Features
All 10 Episodes
Rizzoli & Isles: Bringing the Characters to Life - Series Developer Janet Tamaro Discusses
Adapting Dr. Tess Gerritsen's Novels
Rizzoli & Isles: Chicks in a Bottle - Explore the Dynamics of One of TV's Most Compelling Female Relationships Via Cast/Creator Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Running Time: 416 minutes
Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Second Season Special Features
All 15 Episodes
The Production of Rizzoli & Isles: All-access featurette embeds a documentary team into the intensive process of generating episode 14 from inception through completion.
Running Time: 619 minutes
Rizzoli and Isles The Complete First and Second Season