Series about battle between the LAPD and the mob receives six-episode order
Former "Walking Dead" showrunner Frank Darabont might have been ousted from the AMC hit, but like the zombie characters from his former show, he has risen again.
TNT has ordered six episodes of Darabont's crime drama "L.A. Noir," which chronicles the epic battle between mobster Mickey Cohen and Los Angeles Police Department chief William Parker in the 1940s and '50s.
Darabont executive-produces the project, as well as writing and directing the pilot. Michael De Luca ("The Social Network") and Elliot Webb ("Tall Time Tales") also executive-produce.
Neal McDonough ("Captain America") stars as Parker, with "Walking Dead" alum Jon Bernthal playing LAPD officer Joe Teague. Milo Ventimiglia ("Heroes") plays a mob lawyer.
The series, based on the John Buntin book "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City," is being produced by TNT Originals.