Frank Darabont's TNT Period Drama L.A. Noir Picked Up to Series

TNT Orders L.A. Noir SeriesEx-Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont‘s period drama L.A. Noir has officially been picked up by TNT.

The cabler has ordered a total of six episodes of the series, which stars Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal as an ex-Marine now working as an LAPD cop in an era rampant with police corruption.

The project, based on John Buntin’s book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, is set in the 1940s and tells the true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker (Justified‘s Neal McDonough), and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.’s criminal world.

The cast includes fellow Walking Dead alum Jeffrey DeMunn as well as Jeremy Strong and Milo Ventimiglia.

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  1. Liam says:

    Good cast!

  2. Leah says:

    Yay! Milo Ventimiglia back on my tv!

  3. J says:

    Only six episodes? I was really hoping for more — at least ten, but ideally thirteen.

  4. Buckly says:

    Six episodes?!? Do we live in England?

  5. Victoria says:

    I can’t wait to see Jon Bernthal again. What a great actor!!!

  6. Sarah says:

    I’m thinking that it will be kind of expensive to produce, thus the small order. TPTB may want to see how it performs before ordering more. I’m really excited for this. I’m a huge Milo Ventimiglia fan.

  7. nbgjo says:

    Is this the same story of the game named LA Noire?

  8. Gilda says:

    I think I’ll check this out

  9. Peggy says:

    Neal McDonough is playing a good guy again? I haven’t seen that in a while. It sounds like an interesting show.

  10. Alison says:

    Any word on when it will air?

  11. Poppy says:

    So happy to see Milo back on TV with a project as strong at this. He deserves it!

  12. Don Azure says:

    As if Chief Parker ever did a thing to elminate corruption or stop cops from harassing minorities. He should be the villan of the piece.

  13. nate p says:

    When is it going to air??? I’ve been wondering where this show was ever since shane got killed on the dead. Hope it gets more episodes and that its a good show

  14. Pat D. says:

    OT a bit, but L.A. Noire was an extremely underrated video game. The artwork, the voice acting, the setting, the story arc…mesmerizing IMHO. Too bad it got panned by casual gamers as being “boring”.

  15. Jared says:

    This show doesn’t necessarily appeal to me..but ill watch anything with my boy Milo.

  16. mroshimaida says:

    Sounds greal NEAL kicks ass
    when. does it start

  17. Hibsta says:

    I could’ve sworn I read somewhere that it will air sometime this year. They better start cracking if they still want to do that

  18. Britta Unfiltered says:

    I didn’t care for the movie version, but I do like the sound of this cast list. Neal McDonough alone gets my viewership, but Walking Dead actors/former showrunner also make it happy.