TNT is premiering Mob City December 4. The story is set in LA in the mid 1940's, when mobster and the LAPD were at each other's throats. Based on the critically acclaimed book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, by John Buntin.
Mob City will air in two-hour blocks over three consecutive Wednesdays (Dec. 4, 11 and 18).
I had thought this was to be a series, but now it looks more like a mini series. Either way I'm sure to watch. Hoping it's so good they decide to develop it into a series...
The cast includes Jeffrey DeMunn (The Walking Dead, The Shawshank Redemption), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Ed Burns(Entourage), Neal McDonough (Captain America,Desperate Housewives), Gregory Itzin (24), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes),Alexa Davalos (Clash of the Titans, The Mist) and Jeremy Luke (Don Jon).
Mob City centers on Det. Joe Teague (Bernthal), an ex-Marine who holds his cards close to his chest. Teague has been assigned to a new mob task force headed by Det. Hal Morrison (DeMunn). The task force is part of a crusade by Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker (McDonough) to free the city of criminals like Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Luke), the ruthless king of the Los Angeles underworld. Parker also won’t hesitate to go after anyone from his own police force who sells out honor and duty for the sake of a big payout.