TNT’s ‘Lost Angel’s Casts ’24’ Vet Louis Lombardi and More
‘24‘ fans still eagerly await news of the first castings from 2014 revival ‘24: Live Another Day,’ but for now, we can take comfort in the fact that one of its fan-favorite fallen characters is returning to TV. Louis Lombardi has joined the ranks of TNT’s forthcoming period noir drama ‘Lost Angels‘ (formerly ‘L.A. Noir‘) in an important recurring role, though the series has yet to set an official premiere date.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lombardi will take the role of “Stucky,” one of mobster Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke)’s men for an undetermined number of episodes. Lombari joins recent additions to the high-profile cast, including Iddo Goldberg, ‘LOST‘ and ‘Mad Men‘ alum Patrick Fischler, and ‘Anger Management‘ star Stephen Monroe.
Written and directed by Frank Darabont, ‘Lost Angels’ revolves around the police force’s pursuit of mobster Mickey Cohen and takes its basis from John Buntin’s book ‘L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America’s Most Seductive City,’ which recounts the story of decades-long conflicts between the LAPD and the city’s criminals. The series features ‘The Walking Dead‘ star Jon Bernthal as Joe Teague, the LAPD cop at the center of the drama, and ‘Heroes’ alum Milo Ventimiglia as a former marine who served with Bernthal’s character during World War II and now works as a budding lawyer for the mob.
Rounding out the high-profile cast is Ed Burns as Bugsy Siegel, ‘Ghostbusters‘ star Ernie Hudson, former ‘Justified’ guest star Neal McDonough as LAPD Chief Parker, Darabont collaborator Jeffrey DeMunn as detective Hal Morrison, and Alexa Davalos as Jasmine, a “beauty with a complicated past.” Also, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘ and ‘The World’s End‘ star Simon Pegg will appear in the show’s pilot as third-rate comedian and mob hanger-on Hecky Nash.
The first season of ‘Lost Angels’ will consist of 6 episodes, though TNT hast yet to set an official premiere date. What say you? Will you check out ‘Lost Angels’ when it finally makes its way to air?