TNT Greenlights Frank Darabont Crime Drama Based on Famous L.A. Mobster

Oct 17, 2012  •  Post A Comment

TNT announced today that it has greenlighted a new crime series from executive producers Frank Darabont (“The Walking Dead,” “The Shawshank Redemption”), Michael De Luca (“The Social Network,” “Moneyball”) and Elliot Webb (“Tall Time Tales”).

The network ordered six episodes, to be produced by TNT Originals. The project is still untitled.

“Based on the critically acclaimed book ‘L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City’ by John Buntin, the story chronicles the epic battle between Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker and mobster Mickey Cohen,” the network reported. “Alissa Phillips (‘Moneyball’) of Michael De Luca Productions serves as co-executive producer. Darabont wrote and directed the pilot. The show, which will air on TNT and Turner networks around the world, will be distributed by TBS International outside of the United States and Canada.”

To read the full press release from TNT, please click here.

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