A deluxe if derivative wallow in crime awaits viewers of TNT's Mob City (Wednesday, 9/8c) a six-hour primer in film noir attitude from The Walking Dead's Frank Darabont that's as sleek as the brilliantine in "fixer" Milo Ventimiglia's impeccably styled hair. Saturated in neon hues and evocative shadows, this limited-run series (airing in two-hour blocks over three Wednesdays) is gorgeous to behold even when it lays on the noir trappings awfully thick.
Frank Darabont has traded zombies for mobsters.
The former Walking Dead showrunner's latest project is Mob City, based on the John Buntin book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City. The book focuses on the battle between gangster Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke) and legendary L.A. Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough), but the series features a younger Cohen who served as a right-hand man to infamous gangster Bugsy Siegel (Ed Burns).
Watch a sneak peek of Frank Darabont's new TNT drama Mob City
The idea for TNT's new drama (Wednesday, 9/8c) was born out of...
Scott Wilson and Andrew Lincoln
The Walking Dead has gone through some growing pains over the last three seasons. Under former showrunner Frank Darabont, some viewers complained that the story was lagging, while under other former showrunner Glen Mazzara, the breakneck speed arguably gave some people whiplash. That's not to say each chapter didn't have its own merits, but under new showrunner Scott Gimple, the fourth season will take a more nuanced look at the zombie apocalypse that will really get to the root of each character...
The battle between cops and gangsters heats up in this brand new trailer for TNT's Mob City (premiering Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9/8c). Acclaimed Walking Dead executive producer/director Frank Darabont explores the world of 1940's Los Angeles in this noir thriller, which also stars Dead alums Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey DeMunn. The series focuses on real-life accounts of the City of Angel's violent criminal underworld, featuring infamous mob figures such as Mickey Cohen and Bugsy Siegel. And judging by the number of bullet-ridden bodies and bloodied faces in the trailer, the show pulls no punches with its realism.
Frank Darabont's noir drama has a new title and its first trailer.
Mob City, formerly known as Lost Angels, is a TNT event series following the intense battle between cops and mobsters for control over 1940s Los Angeles.
Jon Bernthal, Eric Dane
TNT and TBS unveiled their new programming slates Thursday, including projects from Frank Darabont, Steven Spielberg, Steve Carell, Dick Wolf and more.
"For a decade, we've been beating the drum the loudest — that cable is as good as broadcast," Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, said in a statement. "Now, our industry has reached a tipping point. From creative strength to ratings power, cable has emerged as the leader in television. I'm proud of the role we've played at TNT and TBS. Today, we're looking toward the next horizon — becoming a multiscreen video company serving multiple audiences."
Laurie Holden and Andrew Lincoln
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the third season of The Walking Dead as well as the comic books upon which the AMC series is based.]
It's been one week since the dust has settled on The Walking Dead's third season finale and we're still scratching our heads.
The AMC series took a bold and surprising turn in the finale by killing off...
Glen Mazzara has signed an overall deal with Fox Television Studios, TVGuide.com has learned.
Under the deal, the former Walking Dead showrunner and The Shield executive producer will develop a variety of cable television projects for the studio under his new banner, 44 Strong Productions.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead kicks off the second half of its third season Sunday (10/9c, AMC), which marks the beginning of the end for former showrunner Glen Mazzara.
In late December, AMC announced that its megahit series — which drew a whopping 10.5 million viewers for its midseason finale — was renewed for a fourth season, but it would go on without Mazzara, who will be replaced by Dead writer Scott Gimple. This wasn't the first time that this has happened, either. Mazzara had actually replaced original showrunner Frank Darabont.
Walking Dead names new showrunner for Season 4
Despite his exit, Mazzara is still promoting the show because of his work on the latter half of Season 3. Below, Mazzara discusses his exit, any regrets he may have and then teases the impending war between the prison and Woodbury. Lest we forget, Daryl (Norman Reedus) is in the clutches of the deranged Governor (David Morrissey), who just lost his eye, and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is going crazy, literally:
Abandoned cars, tattered clothes, busted baby dolls and plastic dinosaurs litter a graffiti-covered bridge spanning Senoia, Georgia's Yellow Jacket Creek on this sweltering August day. In the middle of the road leading to it, a horde of menacing walkers closes in on a helpless family trapped inside a broken-down hatchback, and The Walking Dead coexecutive producer and special-effects whiz Greg Nicotero is calling for more gore.
"I'm gonna need two more bodies and blood!" he yells to a production assistant as he dips his hand in a bucket and stirs the crimson concoction that will sub for brain matter. As makeup artists load the goop into a zombie "crush head," Nicotero positions himself under...