Deadline have confirmed that TNT won’t be bringing Frank Darabont’s Mob City back for a second season. The six episode limited series received mostly good reviews when it launched but struggled to find the audience that the network were aiming for. In a statement regarding the cancellation a TNT spokes person was quick to praise the quality of the series and made no secret that the ratings simply weren’t there to continue.
"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. 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.”
Following his untimely exit from The Walking Dead it’s difficult not to feel sorry for Frank Darabont, a master of character driven cinema and fond of uncompromising running times his transition to television has been a difficult one to sustain,
Darabont hasn’t directed a feature film since The Mist in 2007, once again adapting the work of Stephen King this under-appreciated horror masterpiece is best enjoyed in full black and white glory which can found on the 2 disc DVD edition or Blu Ray. A ten part TV series is rumored to be in development as late last year Bob Weinstein announced he was working on the series alongside Darabont.
Hopefully his experience with Mob City won’t put Frank Darabont off from developing more high quality TV shows but if the end of Mob City speeds his return to helming a new feature film then that’s no bad thing.