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

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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!

Comments (16)

  • 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!

    Comment by Kenneth Belliveau – August 13, 2013 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • go to

      Comment by Joao Gordinho – August 13, 2013 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Did I see Simon Pegg at the end of that trailer?

    Comment by Jocelyn – August 13, 2013 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes you did. Can’t wait. Love Milo and John Bernthal

      Comment by Sarah – August 13, 2013 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I totally love MOB stuff and I totally love TNT shows, so I am WAY lookin’ forward to this show!

    Comment by Jayne McKinley – August 13, 2013 10:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • kenneth. spoiler tv have a region free version on their site

    Comment by Mike – August 13, 2013 10:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by David Stumme – August 13, 2013 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • no

      Comment by Nick C – August 13, 2013 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Wrong. Nick, the correct answer was “Yes.”

        Who cares about true stories? There’s no suspense, you can just find out what happens on Wikipedia. Maybe a movie based on a true event, but a multi-year television series? Terrible idea.

        Comment by Matthew – August 13, 2013 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mob City?? Lost Angels was such a better name..

    Comment by Gilbert – August 13, 2013 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on Neon Disease.

    Comment by amycorvus – August 13, 2013 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad the show have a premiere date, like Lost Angels as the show’s title better.

    Comment by Joey – August 13, 2013 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by AshleyRae – August 16, 2013 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
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