TNT has released the initial key art for its eagerly anticipated television event Mob City, the powerful drama from Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead), who wrote and directed the pilot and serves as executive producer on the series. The two images capture different aspects of the 1940s-set crime thriller, with one featuring Mob City stars Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) and Edward Burns (Entourage) in a composite reminiscent of newspaper crime photos of the era. The second image shows a fan dancer from one of the nightspots featured in the series. Mob City is set to premiere on TNT Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 p.m.
TNT's Mob City depicts the epic battle between a determined police chief and a dangerous mobster in 1940s Los Angeles. In addition to Bernthal and Burns, the series' extraordinary ensemble cast includes Jeffrey DeMunn ((The Walking Dead, The Shawshank Redemption), Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger, Desperate Housewives), Gregory Itzin (24), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), Alexa Davalos (Clash of the Titans, Stephen King's The Mist) and Jeremy Luke (Don Jon). 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 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. Mob City is produced by TNT Originals. Also serving as executive producers on the series are Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Moneyball) and Elliot Webb (Tall Time Tales). Alissa Phillips and Dana Renee Ashmore serve as co-executive producers, with Paul Bernard as producer.