Hey, don’t forget that Mob City premieres tonight (Wednesday, December 4) at 9 p.m. ET on TNT. It’ll be a nice reunion for The Walking Dead’s original showrunner, Frank Darabont, and Shane himself, Jon Bernthal.

Jon is one of the main stars of the 1940s drama as L.A. police detective Joe Teague. He talked to TVLine about what drew him to Mob City. "Look, I’ll be honest with you,” he said. “I was shooting The Walking Dead, and after Frank left we stayed in pretty close contact. He sort of called me to make sure that the plan was still for me to die off at the end of Season 2 — 'Hey, pal, I’m writing something for you, so stay available' — and that’s really all I needed to hear."

Like a lot of TWD cast, Jon still felt loyalty to the man who launched the show for AMC.

"I’d follow him anywhere," Jon continued. "And then, when I read the script for the first time, I was really, really excited. Frank is fascinated by the long-form television format. And sort of like what he did with The Walking Dead, being a real lover of the zombies-horror genre and bringing it to television through great storytelling and characters, that’s what he’s doing with film noir. He’s unbelievably passionate about, and hopefully the TV audience will be there."

One of Jon's new co-stars on Mob City is fellow TWD alum Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale) whom Jon calls "one of my favorite human beings in the entire planet." He said working with Jeff in a very un-zombie-like show was actually weirder for the crew than for them. "There are a lot of Walking Dead fans who worked on [Mob City]. Us, in suits and ties, talking to each other did seem very weird, but Jeff is a pro, he’s the real freaking deal. We picked up right where we left off, with a new project and a new world, and we dive into it 100 percent."

Nice. Mob City is airing as a three-week six-hour series, so the first two hours air tonight. Will you be watching?

Source: TVLine


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