Another day, another exciting piece of news about Frank Darabont's ('The Walking Dead') upcoming drama series 'Lost Angels:' Jeremy Luke has signed on to co-star in the series, according to Deadline.com.
Three days ago we reported that television veteran Gordon Clapp ('Damages') was joining 'Lost Angels' in a recurring role. Previous to that, Ernie Hudson signed on to the TNT drama to star as Bunny, a mobster vying for control of the criminal empire growing in Los Angeles during the 1940s and 50s (when 'Lost Angels' is set). The series centers on a noir, gritty chapter of Los Angeles' history when mobsters and police squared off, vying for control of the city. Following the hit Rockstar video game 'L.A. Noire,' 'Lost Angels' seems to capture the pulp noir intrigue and adventure that transforms the West Coast during the 1940s into a second coming of the wild West.
As mentioned, Hudson is slated to play Bunny, a mobster working with Bugsy Siegel. Clapp will recur as a former mob man, now out of prison, working as a busboy in an Italian restaurant. So where does handsome hunk Jeremy Luke fit in? Luke has signed on to play notorious gangster Mickey Cohen, a role that promises a lot of drama and a fair amount of bloodshed. Luke starred in the short-lived series 'Turbo and Joey' and has appeared in hit feature films including 'Interpretation' and 'Don Jon.' The native New Yorker won't have to affect a West Coast flair and attitude for the role: Mickey Cohen hailed from Brooklyn, not too far from Luke's home town.
Darabont's latest project is being adapted from the John Buntin book "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City." Darabont has written screenplays for blockbuster feature films including 'The Shawshank Redemption' and 'The Mist;' recently he became television's hottest writer by developing 'The Walking Dead' for the small screen. 'Lost Angels' keeps getting better and better, with each new tidbit of information--stick with TVRage.com for the latest as this project develops.