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TNT Picks Up Frank Darabont’s L.A. NOIR

Frank Darabont creator of hit cable television series THE WALKING DEAD has scored another cable win with TNT picking up his recently scripted  period piece pilot, L.A. NOIR, based on the John Buntin’s novel L.A. NOIR: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA’S MOST SEDUCTIVE CITY by ordering six episodes for its premiere season.

L.A. NOIR follows the story of “a longtime conflict between the LAPD, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by mobster Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of LA’s criminal world.”

“The story of L.A. Noir is inspired by an incredibly dramatic period in the history of Los Angeles,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “This project is a sweeping tale of the battle for the soul of the city that was waged between the forces of the LAPD and the West Coast mob. We’re thrilled to be working with Frank Darabont and Michael De Luca, two award-winning storytellers behind some of the most entertaining films of the past two decades, as they to bring this intense and exciting crime-drama to TNT.”

Darabot’s new project will star two Walking Dead ex-cast members Jon Bernthal (Shane),  Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale), and the always hot Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes)

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