Mob City is filmmaker Frank Darabont's take on the novel L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America’s Most Seductive City - a detailed account of post-World War II Los Angeles gripped by corrupt police and a rampant organised crime network. On Tuesday (13 August) TNT announced that the show will be airing on the network on Wednesday 4 December, also revealing a shiny new title and a shiny new trailer to go with the announcement.

Neal McDonough
Neal McDonough's Willaim Parker will try to rid LA of organised crime in the series

The show - originally title Lost Angels - follows the mostly fact-based story of Los Angeles darkest periods; a time when a corrupt police force do little to curtail the gains of the violent criminal world it should be controlling, as it further cements LA as the hub of organised criminal activity on the West Coast. Arriving in the city to free it from this scourge of criminal activity is Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough), who has made it his mission to make Los Angeles a city where people can feel safe to walk the streets again.

Ed Burns
Burns will play the gangster 'Bugsy' Siegel

Of course, this isn't going to be an easy task for Parker, especially considering the questionable morals of some of his fellow officers. He has much more than police officers to contend with though, in particular the notorious gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel (Ed Burns) and the ruthless king of the Los Angeles underworld Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke). Jeffrey DeMunn, Jon Bernthal, Gregory Itzin, Robert Knepper, Milo Ventimiglia and Alexa Davalos will co-star in the drama. Brit comic actor Simon Pegg will also be showing up in the series for a guest spot, although his exact role hasn't been specified yet.