Neal McDonough Joins Frank Darabont’s ‘L.A. Noir’

Raylan Givens' current nemesis lands a leading role on TNT's period drama.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

This season on "Justified," Neal McDonough's Detroit mobster, Robert Quarles has been gunning for U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. But in McDonough's next role, he'll be on the right side of the law.

According to Deadline, McDonough has been cast as Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker in Frank Darabont's "L.A. Noir" pilot. "L.A. Noir" takes place during the '40s and '50s and it is inspired by the real conflict between Parker's sometimes corrupt LAPD and Mickey Cohen's mob.

Prior to his current stint on "Justified," McDonough appeared in "Star Trek: First Contact," "Desperate Housewives," "Boomtown," "Band of Brothers," "Minority Report" and he also starred in the TV series, "Medical Investigation."

"The Walking Dead" star, Jon Bernthal has already been signed to play the lead of "L.A. Noir," Police officer Joe Teague; who finds himself caught between Parker and Cohen's ongoing conflict. Former "Heroes" star Milo Ventimiglia will portray Ned Stax, a lawyer and a fixer for the LA mob who has ties to Teague dating back to their stint in the Marines during World War II. Jeremy Strong was also recently signed to play Mike Hendry, Mickey Cohen's second-in-command.

Darabont will write and direct the "L.A. Noir" pilot; which will be his first TV series since he was removed as "The Walking Dead" showrunner by AMC. "L.A. Noir" will go into production later this year and it is widely expected to land a series order at TNT.