Cable Channel TNT have given the greenlight to a six episode run of a new crime drama set in 1940’s Los Angeles. The skein has a working title of “L.A. Noir” and is based on a book by John Buntin. The plot revolves around a decades long conflict between police and the mob.

The show is to be produced by TNT Productions and will be executive produced by Frank Darabont, Michael De Luca and Elliot Web.

Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal, who played Shane Walsh, is signed up for the lead role of an ex-marine turned cop who has to face corruption in his force. Joining the cast are Simon Pegg, Neal McDonough, Milo Ventimigila, Jeffery DeMunn and Jeremy Strong.

It is unclear when shooting is scheduled to begin, nor when we can expect to see the premiere on screen. TNT executive Micahel Wright said, “It’s a challenging show and complicated to write and shoot. Period dramas are difficult. We want the chance to introduce this as an event. We’ll schedule it thoughtfully and make it the event it deserves to be.”