TNT cancels Frank Darabont’s 'Mob City'

By Daniel S Levine,

TNT has decided not to move forward with Mob City, its highly publicized gangster miniseries that was developed by Frank Darabont. While it was marketed as a limited series event, Darabont had left the door open to it continuing, but it looks like the network has closed it.

Mob City was based on a book by John Buntin and reunited Darabont with Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal. It lasted only three weeks, with TNT airing two episodes each night.

Mob City was created as a three-week television event and we are incredibly proud of the six hours we presented of this remarkable drama,” a spokesperson for the network told Entertainment Weekly. “Although the ratings of the limited series haven't warranted more hours we are eager to work with Frank Darabont again and were delighted to bring the vibrant world of Mob City to life.”

TNT widely publicized Mob City and allowed Darabont to give interviews that slammed his previous network, but praised his new one. Darabont previously worked with AMC on The Walking Dead, but was let go partway through season two. Back in November, he was hopeful that Mob City would become another monster cable hit.

However, it failed to draw viewers. THR notes that the first night only drew 2.3 million viewers and the second night dipped to 1.39 million. The final night had only 1.35 million viewers.

The show did end on a cliffhanger, which will now never get an ending. The rest of the cast of the period drama included Ed Burns, and Neal McDonough.

image: TNT



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