Looks like this gangster is going to swim with the fishes. After running for three weeks, Frank Darabontís mid-season series turned limited event series Mob City has not gotten the green light for a second season. TNT cancelled the 1940s gangster drama from the former The Walking Dead showrunner on Monday. This is the third consecutive drama series that the network has cancelled after a single season.
One of the most anticipated new series this midseason (or 'three week event' rather) is Frank Darabont's Mob CIty. And to promote TNT's new 1940s set gangster drama, the network has commissioned this poster from legendary artist Drew Struzan. You may not know his name but you definitely know his work...
Since his departure from The Walking Dead, fans of Frank Darabont have been waiting for his next project. For a while, we've known that project would be Mob City -- formerly known as L.A. Noir -- a drama he's been developing for TNT. While we still have months to go before the series debuts, we're starting to see some finished promotional material for the drama. That includes two dark and glamorous new posters that seem to go out of their way to sell sex and violence individually.
Just like several people in the promo, I was blown away by this first look at Mob City. Ever since Frank Darabont's post-Walking Dead project was announced, the TNT (knows) drama seemed like one of new shows worth keeping a (private) eye on and the "sneak peek" certainly did nothing to alter that perception. The flashy, vivid and even greasy trailer for the period piece only moved it even higher on the list of this year's most anticipated series.