DESCRIPTION: (from TNT's press release, March 2012) The chart-topping bestseller by America’s #1 crime novelist, Patricia Cornwell, comes to TNT with Sherry Stringfield and Virginia Madsen leading the cast. Robbie Amell, Michael Boatman and Michael Silver co-star in the first in this adaptation of the first novel in Cornwell’s series of mysteries featuring reporter Andy Brazil (Amell), Police Chief Judy Hammer (Madsen) and her top deputy, Virginia West (Stringfield). Boatman has been cast as Richard Panesa, and Silver will play Deputy Chief Adam Goode. Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased when Hammer pairs her up with Brazil, a cub reporter assigned to cover the police department. Hornet’s Nest is being adapted by screenwriter Dee Johnson and directed by Millicent Shelton. Jim Head serves as executive producer, along with Cornwell.