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
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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.
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."
It's the moment Walking Dead fans have been waiting for since last season's finale: On Sunday's episode (airing 9/8c, AMC), Andrea (Laurie Holden) will finally reunite with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of the survivors that she originally teamed up with at the beginning of the series. But will it actually be a joyous reunion considering Andrea has literally been sleeping with the enemy, Woodbury's sadistic Governor (David Morrisey) who is hell-bent on killing everyone in the desolate prison? The simple answer is No. For the more complete answer, TVGuide.com turned to Holden to find out how Andrea will attempt to prevent the oncoming war. Plus: Can Andrea and Michonne (Danai Gurira) ever repair their relationship?