Milo Ventimiglia

Heroes alum Milo Ventimiglia has signed on to star in Frank Darabont's new TNT drama pilot L.A. Noir, Deadline reports.

The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal in talks to join new Frank Darabont pilot

The drama chronicles the dangerous underbelly of Los Angeles in the '40s and '50s, namely, the battle between gangster Mickey Cohen and L.A. police Chief William Parker. Ventimiglia will play Ned Stax, a young former marine who served with Joe Teague during WWII. In L.A., Stax is a lawyer being groomed to be a fixer for the mob.

As previously reported, The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal is in early talks to join the project in the role of Teague, which could mean the end of his character Shane on the AMC series.