First Look Video: Frank Darabont Takes a Gritty Look at 'Gray Hats' in TNT's Mob City

TNT Orders L.A. Noir SeriesReady to get Mobbed?

TNT has released the first sneak peek at its 1940s-era period drama Mob City, from former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont.

The series — which at various times in development was called L.A. Noir and Lost Angels — stars Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal as an ex-Marine now working as an LAPD cop in an era rampant with police corruption.

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Neal McDonough (Justified) plays police chief William Parker; Gregory Itzin (24), Robert Knepper (Prison Break) and Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) co-star.

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 Parker and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke, Don Jon), a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.’s criminal world.

Darabont wrote and directed the show’s pilot and is an executive producer on the series.

Mob City bows Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10/9c.

Press PLAY on the video below to get your first look at the gangster drama, then hit the comments with your first impressions!

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  1. Was Totally looking forward to watching this, but it is unavailable in my area. That sucks, but thanks for the article about the premiere. Super stoked for this show!

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Did I see Simon Pegg at the end of that trailer?

  3. Jayne McKinley says:

    I totally love MOB stuff and I totally love TNT shows, so I am WAY lookin’ forward to this show!

  4. Mike says:

    kenneth. spoiler tv have a region free version on their site

  5. David Stumme says:

    Didn’t we just see this done as “Gangster Squad”? Now, I’m sure Darabont’s take will be better, but it’s awfully soon to do another LAPD vs. Mickey Cohen story, isn’t it?

  6. Gilbert says:

    Mob City?? Lost Angels was such a better name..

  7. amycorvus says:

    Reblogged this on Neon Disease.

  8. Joey says:

    Glad the show have a premiere date, like Lost Angels as the show’s title better.

  9. AshleyRae says:

    Oh god………..shane is back!!!!!!!! I agree the show should have been titled LOST ANGELS since it is based in L.A. can’t wait to see it. BUT more pumped for the walking dead s4!

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