The drama will star Thandie Newton (ER, Run Fatboy Run) as a cop in pursuit of a gangster.
Written by British writer and director Matthew Parkhill (Primeval), Rogue marks DirecTV's first venture into original scripted series for its Audience Network channel.
"The number one reason for us to do Rogue is to impress our customers that we are giving them premium content for free," DirecTV's Chris Long told Variety.
"When [subscribers] at home are bombarded with competitors' offers, [we want them to] they stay with us because of this premium content."
Glenn Close legal drama Damages will draw to a close on DirecTV in 2013, with Rogue being eyed as a potential replacement.
The new series is set in Oakland, California, but will film primarily in Vancouver beginning this August.
> Thandie Newton to star in DirecTV drama series 'Rogue'?