TNT has released the first trailer for The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont’s new drama series Mob City, which was formerly titled Lost Angels. Based on John Buntin’s acclaimed book L.A. Noir, the story follows the epic battle between a determined police chief and a dangerous mobster in 1940s Los Angeles. The Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal leads a cast that includes Neal McDonough, Ed Burns, and Milo Ventimiglia, with Simon Pegg playing a guest role in the first episode (with a spot-on American accent to boot). This debut trailer is as stylish as it is violent, and the series promises to pull approximately zero punches. Darabont previously navigated similar period material with The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, but Mob City looks to be covering considerably dark territory and I’m really eager to see what the filmmaker has cooked up.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and click here to read our wide-ranging on-set interview with Darabont about the show. The series also stars Jeremy Luke, Jeffrey DeMunn, Gregory Itzin, Robert Knepper, and Alexa Davalos. Mob City will premiere on TNT Wednesday, December 4th.