TNT cancels Mob City

News Louisa Mellor 11 Feb 2014 - 07:32

Frank Darabont's forties LAPD drama, Mob City, will not be renewed for a second season...

Mob City, Frank Darabont's TV follow-up project to The Walking Dead, will not be renewed for a second season.

Too few viewers is the culprit. Ratings tell us that the Mob City finale managed to attract only 1.4 million. Did it help that the series was aired in two-hour chunks over three weeks of December, not a traditional period for debuting new drama? Perhaps not.

The end of Mob City is not the end of TNT's relationship with director/writer/producer Frank Darabont though, a network spokesperson had this to say about the non-renewal: "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."

What form will that new Darabont/TNT collaboration take? We'll keep you posted.

Read our interview with Mob City and The Walking Dead actor, Jon Bernthal, here, and our spoiler-filled review of Mob City's first two episodes, here.

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oh, well i can just delete it off my sky box now and save myself 6 hours

I don't usually watch a new series now until the second series is confirmed. That way I'm not wasting my time.

That's a shame. Hadn't started watching it yet but I was looking forward to.

Exactly. And I know i'm gonna cop s**t for this but this is the same reason I never watched Carnivale. Any show with a longer running plot that gets cancelled, then I struggle to bring myslef to watch it (Firefly being the exception to the rule).

It's still worth a watch.

I kept up with it but my wife didn't like it. It really was a show that was all over the place.

that would be a mistake as its a decent watch

I did enjoy it, but couldnt see it going beyond the 6 episode arc

this is an excellent series, shame there wont be anymore although I was quite sure it was advertised as a mini series anyway so i don't think there was the expectation for anymore. also i think it raises the bigger question of does a show need to be more then one season to tell a story/for it to be good?

Interesting, never watched it but I thought the Mad Men fan base would jump on this, Mob city is not a good, name though , it was gonna be called LA Noir but Rockstar cried copyright and that was that. Shame realy.

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