First trailer and new title for Frank Darabont gangster series, Mob City
Frank Darabont's Mob City promises violence, gangsters, the glamour of mid-century L.A., and Simon Pegg...
First it was L.A. Noire, then City Of Angels, and now Frank Darabont's 1940s LA cop drama goes by the name of Mob City. Whatever he's calling it, we think you'll agree that this new drama from the former The Walking Dead showrunner, Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile writer/director promises to be something quite special.
Set six years before James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential, Mob City is based on John Buntin's L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America's Most Seductive City, a chronicle of the battle between the city's Dragnet-era police and Mickey Cohen's criminal gang.
The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal plays ex-marine Det. Joe Teague, part of the task force constructed to sweep organised crime from the city. Joining Bernthal are alumni from Heroes, 24, Prison Break, and more in the form of Milo Ventimiglia, Gregory Itzin, Robert Knapper, and Entourage's Ed Burns. Look out for our very own Simon Pegg's guest role in the pilot as Hecky Nash, a comedian and mob hanger-on...
Mob City comes to TNT on the 4th of December in the US. No UK airing has yet been confirmed.
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