It looks like Frank Darabont’s second try at television is over. The filmmaker, who developed “The Walking Dead” for TV but was acrimoniously let go by AMC after the first season, next created “Mob City” for TNT, a stylized period drama based on the book “L. A. Noir” by John Buntin. The project underwent multiple name changes before it finally aired in December as a three-week limited series starring Jon Bernthal, Milo Ventimiglia, Neal McDonough and Alexa Davalos.
“Mob City” won’t be coming back for more than that six-episode run. TNT released a statement saying “‘Mob City’ was created as a three-week television event and we are incredibly proud of the six hours we presented of this remarkable drama. Although the ratings of the limited series haven’t warranted more hours we are eager to work with Frank Darabont again and were delighted to bring the vibrant world of ‘Mob City’ to life.”
In December, Darabont and his agency CAA filed a lawsuit against AMC over profits for “The Walking Dead.” Darabont, who’s been nominated for three Oscars, directed four of the six episodes of “Mob City.”