Turner Network Television (TNT) recently announced the cancellation of Mob City. Mob City is a neo-noir American television series created by Frank Darabont who was also known for his directing for The Walking Dead on AMC. Mob City is based on real-life accounts of the L.A.P.D. and gangsters in 1940's Los Angeles as chronicled in the bookL.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive Cityby John Buntin. The series premiered on December 4, 2013.
Mob Cityis based on a true story of a conflict that lasted decades between the Los Angeles Police Department(under leadership of police chief William Parker), and ruthless criminal elements led by Bugsy Siegel, who was in charge of the Los Angeles mafia operations. The series is a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during 1947, with brief visits to the 1920's to show background information. The so-callednoirperiod in L.A. was a time of flashy cars, newly minted movie stars, and new beginnings. However, it was also a time of lies and corruption. Half of the LAPD was led by the mafia families with the assist of money, and there were huge loopholes in the system, which the mob were taking advantage of.
The series contains an All-Star cast of wonderful actors doing what they do best. Jon Bernthal as Detective Joe Teague, a former US Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant and Guadal canal Campaign veteran caught in the conflict between Parker and Cohen.Milo Ventimiglia as Ned Stax, a lawyer and fixer for Cohen, who also fought alongside Teague in the war. Neal McDonough as William H. Parker, a captain in the LAPDbent on taking down the mob.Jeffrey DeMunnas Hal Morrison, the detective at the head of the LAPD's new mob squad. Robert Knepper as Sid Rothman, a mobster working closely with Cohen and Siegel. Jeremy Luke as Mickey Cohen, the most dangerous mobster in Los Angeles. Dana Gould as Tug Purcell, a member of Morrison's mob squad.Ernie Hudson as Bunny, a mobster who owns nightclubs across Central Avenue. And Edward Burns as Bugsy Siegel, one of the most infamous mobsters in Los Angeles.
Mob City was created as a 3 week event with 6 episodes. Each week featured back to back episodes with Frank Darabont's hopes it could become a new television series depicting the true events of organized crime in Los Angeles of the 20's and 30's. There is so much more left of this amazing true story that has yet to be told and that is the reason of this petition. This story depicts the start of the Internal Affairs Agency of the United States, the creation of Las Vegas, bootlegging during the era of Prohibition and the history of some most ruthless organized crime figures of our time.
This petition was created because shows like Mob City need to stay on. These shows have a true purpose in our society. They are what breaks the mythical barriers of what we may have heard, seen or read about this era in American history. Mob City shows a graphic reality behind the history and like the saying goes, "those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it".