Ex-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.