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TNT Orders Six Episodes of Frank Darabont’s L.A. Noir

HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29:  Director Frank Darabont attends the 63rd Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards cocktail reception held at outside of the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on January 29, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DGA) *** Local Caption *** Frank Darabont

Frank Darabont's next TV series has been green-lighted at TNT for just six episodes, which is fewer than most of us expected. The show — formerly known as L.A. Noir, though now TNT says it's untitled — is, yes, a noir series set in fifties L.A., so it's pretty far outside TNT's usual fare, which might explain the risk-moderating shorter episode order. In any case, gangsters, movie stars, Shane from The Walking Dead, period costumes, etc.

Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DGA