Frank Darabont, the man who brought the world of The Walking Dead to life on TV, is debuting a new limited series on TNT later this year that is set in post WWII mob-infested Los Angeles. Titled Mob City, the 6 episode series will tell the tale of cops vs. robbers in the gritty world of LA Noir. I am very much looking forward to this series because it will feature my good friend Milo Ventimiglia in a featured role, making his long-awaited return to TV for the first time since his days on the NBC series Heroes. Click below to check out the trailer for Mob City and learn more about this exciting new show.
Frank Darabont‘s six-episode TNT drama series, previously known as Lost Angels, will be titled Mob City. It will premiere on Wednesday, December 4th at 10 PM. In conjunction with the announcement, the network also has released a first-look video for the period drama, based on the book L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America’s Most Seductive City. Darabont wrote and directed the pilot for Mob City, which is set in post-World War II Los Angeles, a city caught between a powerful and corrupt police force and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base. Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough) has made it his mission to free the city of criminals like Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Ed Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke), the ruthless king of the Los Angeles underworld. Co-starring are Jeffrey DeMunn, Jon Bernthal, Gregory Itzin, Robert Knepper, Milo Ventimiglia and Alexa Davalos. Darabont, Michael De Luca and Elliot Webb executive produce.
It’s been a minute since Milo was on TV so I’m looking forward to seeing him in Mob City. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of period pieces but I am a huge fan of director Frank Darabont‘s work so … I’m in. Are you?