The Hollywood Reporter has a story about a new noir mystery pilot in the works over at TNT. This sounds like an excellent idea for a TV series. I loved movies like LA Confidential, The Black Dahlia, and Hollywoodland, and The Changling. Boardwalk Empire is fantastic and Mad Men is one of the best, if not the best, show on television right now. I love period pieces from the beginning and middle part of the century.
TNT has picked up a noir mystery pilot.
The cabler has ordered the cast-contingent “Hollywood & Vine,” a period-piece set in post-World War II Los Angeles.
A Raymond Chandler-style mystery drama, the lead character is a private eye described as “possessing stoic charm and an uncompromising set of personal values that will let nothing deter him in his search for the truth – even if it means taking on the upper echelons of power in a city balanced precariously between the glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills and the dual threat of organized crime and a corrupt police department.”
Daniel Pyne (“Miami Vice,” “Any Given Sunday”) writes and executive produces with Warner Horizon as the production company.
The 1950-set pilot is a change of pace compared to the sort of modern-day procedurals typically ordered by TNT and top-rival USA. Period pieces tend to have an uphill struggle in the ratings, but have become more attractive for cable networks in the wake of AMC’s Emmy-favorite “Mad Men.”