Frank Darabont's 'Mob City' to Premiere December 4 on TNT (Video)

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August 13th, 2013

Mob City

via press release:

The epic battle between a determined police chief and a dangerous mobster inflames 1940s Los Angeles in TNT’s eagerly anticipated television event Mob City. This powerful drama comes to TNT from Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead), who wrote and directed the pilot and serves as executive producer on the series. Based on the critically acclaimed book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, by John Buntin, Mob City opens in post-war Los Angeles, home to glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads and returning war heroes. But it’s also 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 McDonoughCaptain America, Desperate Housewives) has made it his mission to free the city of criminals like Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Ed Burns Entourage) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy LukeDon Jon), the ruthless king of the Los Angeles underworld. Parker also won’t hesitate to go after anyone from his own police force who sells out honor and duty for the sake of a big payout. To carry out his sweep of organized crime, Parker sets up a new mob task force within the LAPD. Headed by Det. Hal Morrison (Jeffrey DeMunnThe Walking Dead, The Shawshank Redemption), the task force includes Det. Joe Teague (Jon BernthalThe Walking Dead), an ex-Marine who holds his cards close to his chest. Mob City’s exceptional ensemble cast also includes Gregory Itzin (24), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) and Alexa Davalos (Clash of the Titans, The Mist). Mob City is produced by TNT Originals, with Darabont, Michael De Luca (The Social Network) and Elliot Webb (Alpha House) serving as executive producers.

  • Malamute Dad

    I will definitely check this out. Hope Itzin and Knepper have prominent roles

  • cimmer

    I really like classic noir, hope this is as good as it looks and the TNT crowd is into it. I’m not sure about this style of show on TNT.I don’t know if their older skewing audience will warm up to it or not.

  • Tony JJ

    I like the title Mob City better than Lost Angels or LA Noir. Will be checking this out. Hope it’s great!

  • Scandalfan

    I’ll definitely watch, Jon Bernthal is in it. Can’t wait.

  • Dan

    Mob City is so generic. I liked the previous title “Lost Angels” way better.

    But of course i will still watch it. Looks awesome.

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