According to a press release:
“This new series tells the true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.’s criminal world.”
The series is based on the critically acclaimed book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s
The fact that Frank Darabont is at the helm is what makes the mini-series worthy of consideration. Since “
Frank Darabont not only has “The Walking Dead” on his resume, he also directed “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Green Mile.” Both of these films relied on an authentic period look, and both films were so true to their respective periods that calling Darabont a period piece expert is not a stretch.
The prison in “Shawshank Redemption” and death row in “The Green Mile” gave the audience realistic settings to get comfortable in while watching the story unfold. If Darabont does the same with “
If Darabont, Bernthal and DeMunn are not enough to tempt you, maybe Edward Burns playing Bugsy Siegel will tip the scales in the film’s favor. Burns is a writer, director and actor of considerable skill who normally sticks to the big screen. Since this is Burns first major TV role, it speaks highly of “
TNT will air six episodes of “
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