Now for something different entirely.
TNT’s forthcoming series ‘Mob City,’ a period crime drama by former ‘The Walking Dead’ showrunner Frank Darabont, is hitting Twitter before it is to hit the small screen. While the premiere is set for Dec. 4, in two days time, the screenplay is being disclosed on Twitter today – one tweet at a time.
Beginning at around 10:00 a.m. EST earlier today, the Twitter handle @MobCityTNT started to reveal the pilot episode, opening with an exterior shot of a New York City at night. Or rather, they opened with a tweet stating the episode opens with a NYC exterior; not quite the same as watching on TV, but certainly the start of curious experiment.
The so-called "adaptweetion" will continue throughout the day, somewhat irregularly, complete with all the direction, dialogue, action, and even photos, videos, and commentary.
The dark and gritty ‘Mob City’ is set in 1940s Los Angeles, and follows the constant war before police and gangsters. The show stars Jon Bernthal, who worked with Darabont on the ‘The Walking Dead,’ before Darabont was famously fired. This is his first series since the AMC drama.
The script-tweeting will also including input from Bernthal, as well as costars Milo Ventimiglia and Ed Burns.
This Twitter reveal isn’t the only unorthodox maneuver by the TNT show: this first (and so far only) season is six episodes long, with two episodes airing a week for three weeks. The run will begin and end faster than the holiday shopping season.
‘Mob City’ will debut on Wednesday, Dec. 4 on TNT at 9/8c, and you can follow the script tweeting at www.mobscript.com, which also includes a handy countdown to both the next line, as well as the show’s premiere. Readers, however, won’t get the entire story – you’ll have to tune into to figure out everything, naturally.