Frank Darabont - Walking Dead’s Frank Darabont Get’s L.A Noir Picked Up
Frank Darabont’s L.A Noir has been picked up by TNT for a pilot and a 6 episode series, according to The Wrap.
Having been the creative force behind zombie thriller Walking Dead, which has been a huge success for AMC, Darabont is lending his awesome talents to a new show. L.A. Noir chronicles the epic battle between mobster Mickey Cohen and Los Angeles Police Department chief William Parker in the 1940s and '50s, and should not be confused with the tremendously popular video game L.A Noire, which apart from an ‘e’, bears a striking resemblance to the themes of the former. Darabont will replicate his role on the first series of Walking dead for the project, as well as writing and directing the pilot. Michael De and Elliot Webb also executive-produce. The series, based on the John Buntin book "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City," is being produced by TNT Originals.
Darabont was controversially ousted from The Walking Dead after budgetary constraints and an increasingly strained relationship with the AMC execs. He is, however, still considered to have been a driving force for the show, and as it enters its third series and enjoys continued success, his reputation grows despite his absence.