The TV pilot for 1940's gangster series "L.A. Noir" from writer, producer director Frank Darabont ("The Walking Dead"), has been picked up by TNT for 6 episodes.
The series adapts author John Buntin's book "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City" :
"...'L.A. Noir' is 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 will be a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940's and '50s, a world of glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads, returning war heroes, a powerful and corrupt police force and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base..."