Since “Heroes” went off the air, Milo Ventimiglia has been spending a lot of time in the movies. Looks like he’s ready to get back into the swing of daily TV, as the trades report that Milo has landed one of the male leads in the new TNT period drama “L.A. Noir” from “The Walking Dead” producer/writer/director Frank Darabont.
Milo will join “The Walking Dead” alum Jon Bernthal in “L.A. Noir”, described as “a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and ’50s.” He will play Ned Stax, “a former marine who served with Joe Teague (Bernthal) during WWII, now a budding lawyer groomed to be a master “fixer” for the mob.”
The show will be based on John Buntin’s non-fiction book “L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America’s Most Seductive City”, which chronicles the “true story of a decades-long conflict between the LAPD, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by mobster Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of LA’s criminal world.”