Frank Darabont Sets Up “L.A. Noir” At TNT

In spite of AMC’s mistreatment of him over “The Walking Dead”, ex-‘Dead’ showrunner Frank Darabont is sticking with cable television for a new project – the mob drama “L.A. Noir” for TNT says The Live Feed.

Based on John Buntin’s book, the story chronicles the true story battle between former Los Angeles police chief William Parker and mobster/former boxer Mickey Cohen in the 1940’s and 50’s.

The latter tried to spread the influence of East Coast organised crime which was aiming to establish a West Coast foothold in Los Angeles. This makes it a very similar plot to that of the upcoming Ruben Fleischer film “Gangster Squad”.

TNT has picked up the show to pilot which Darabont will write, direct and executive produce alongside Michael De Luca and Elliot Webb.