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by Alison Willmore
August 13, 2013 4:05 PM
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Watch: It's Cops, Criminals and Vintage Los Angeles in the Trailer for TNT's Frank Darabont Series 'Mob City'

After being fired from "The Walking Dead" following the first season of the AMC zombie drama he developed for television, "The Shawshank Redemption" director Frank Darabont went right back to work on another small screen project, this time for TNT. "Mob City," formerly called "L.A. Noir" and "Lost Angels," is an "event series" about cops and mobsters in Los Angeles in the 1940s and '50s, based on John Buntin's book "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City." "Walking Dead" alum Jon Bernthal, Jeremy Luke, Milo Ventimiglia, Jeffrey DeMunn, Alexa Davalos and Neal McDonough are in the cast, as is Edward Burns as Bugsy Siegel and Simon Pegg, who you get a glimpse of in the stylized trailer below, in a guest role. "Mob City" premieres Wednesday, December 4th -- does it look promising? Or like too much of a familiar thing?


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4 Comments

  • Bill | August 18, 2013 2:25 PMReply

    Eh. Haven't we seen all this before: "L.A. Confidential," "The Black Dahlia," "Gangster Squad"...

    What's going to be the hook to make it different and interesting?

    I am glad Jon Bernthal is featured though; hated to see him go in "Walking Dead" and he has a good noir-esque quality to him.

  • - | August 15, 2013 3:46 PMReply

    It doesn't look bad, I'm just cautious because I find The Walking Dead pretty vapid.

  • jean vigo | August 14, 2013 1:31 AMReply

    Certainly gets your attention with the visual kinetics and lush, noir looks. But not a hint of a premise/plot/narrative arc. I guess that's a good thing because I'll tune in - so I say "promising."

  • Curti | August 13, 2013 7:26 PMReply

    I like the look of it. This has potential I think to be another hit. And I hate TNT usually.