After airing six episodes in December, TNT has announced that Frank Darabont’s “Mob City” will not return. The network promoted it as an “event series,” running in two-hour blocks over three weeks.
The series, which starred Jon Bernthal, just didn’t have ratings that called for a second season, according to THR. “‘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,’ a Turner spokesperson says. “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.”
The six episodes averaged 1.68 million viewers, even with a massive marketing campaign. Darabont had previously stated his hopes that the six episodes would build an audience to allow for a second season, much like his time on “The Walking Dead.”