After going through three name changes, The Walking Dead producer Frank Darabont's new series is finally all ready to premiere on TNT this December. The official title decision: Mob City, changed from the original pick L.A. Noir and subsequent pick Lost Angels. Not going to lie, L.A. Noir does have a good ring to it, but Mob City sounds like a show you'd find on Showtime, or Starzâ€”a good sign, since premium cable shows are something to aspire to in television these days.
As for the show itself: It's based on John Buntin's book, L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City, and will consist of six episodes. It stars Neal McDonough as Police Chief William Parker, who is trying to rid the city of criminals like Ben "Bugsy" Siegel (Ed Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke). Los Angeles in the '40s post-war was ridden with police corruption, though, so shit gets dicey real fast.
The cast also features two dearly departed The Walking Dead alums, Jon Bernthal (Shane) and Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale) as LAPD detectives working together under William Parker's command. And hey, they're not zombies! Good sign.
The show doesn't premiere until December 4th, but you can check out the first official trailer up above.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]