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November 26, 2013

'Mob City': TNT's new event premieres December 4th

TNT's Mob City, from award-winning writer-director-executive producer Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile), follows the epic battle between the Los Angeles Police Department and the mob in 1940s Los Angeles. The three-week television event is set to premiere Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TNT, and will air in two-hour blocks over three consecutive Wednesdays (Dec. 4, 11 & 18).

The epic battle between a determined police chief and a dangerous mobster inflames 1940s Los Angeles in TNT's eagerly anticipated three-week television event Mob City. Set to premiere Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 9 p.m.(ET/PT), this powerful drama comes to TNT from Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead), who wrote and directed the opening installment and serves as executive producer on the series. Mob City stars an exceptional ensemble cast that includes Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes),Neal McDonough (Captain America, Desperate Housewives), Alexa Davalos(Clash of the Titans, The Mist), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Walking Dead, The Shawshank Redemption), Gregory Itzin (24), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Jeremy Luke (Don Jon) and Ed Burns (Entourage). Also serving as executive producers on Mob City are Michael De Luca (The Social Network) and Elliot Webb (Alpha House). Mob City will air in two-hour blocks over three consecutive Wednesdays (Dec. 4, 11 and 18).

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 is set in post-war Los Angeles, home to glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads and returning war heroes. But it's also a city caught between a powerful and corrupt police force and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base.

Mob City centers on Det. Joe Teague (Jon 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 (Jeffrey DeMunn). The task force is part of a crusade by Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough) to free the city of criminals like Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Ed Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke), the ruthless king of the Los Angeles underworld. Chief 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.

Mob City is being produced by TNT Originals. Working on the series with Darabont, De Luca and Webb are co-executive producers Alissa Phillips and Dana Renee Ashmore, with Paul Bernard serving as producer.
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