TNT Greenlits Frank Darabont's 'L.A. Noir' With Six-Episode Order
Reported by Outsiders - 03:14 PM 2012.10.17
TNT has given the greenlit to the drama series project "L.A. Noir" from writer, director, executive producer and former The Walking Dead showrunner, Frank Darabont. The six-episode order also has former Walking Dead actors Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey DeMunn co-starring in the series based on the book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City by John Buntin. Michael De Luca and Elliot Webb will also executive produce.
Here’s a full official description:
This new series tells the true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.’s criminal world. The new drama stars Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) as Joe Teague, an ex-Marine now working as an LAPD cop in an era rampant with police corruption. Jeffrey DeMunn (The Walking Dead, The Shawshank Redemption) plays Det. Hal Morrison, who heads up the LAPD’s new mob squad, with Jeremy Strong (The Happening, Lincoln) as Det. Mike Hendry, Morrison’s second in command. Neal McDonough (Captain America, Desperate Housewives) is Capt. William Parker, Teague’s boss who is determined to weed out corruption and bring down Mickey Cohen. And Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) plays Ned Stax, who fought alongside Teague during World War II but who now works as a lawyer with connections to the mob. In the pilot, Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead) guest-stars as Hecky Nash, a third-rate comedian and mob hanger-on.