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What's the point of TNT tweeting the script of 'Mob City'?

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Still from the TNT show "Mob City" starring Frank Darabont.

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Tonight on TNT, it's the premiere of a new show called "Mob City", a gritty 1940s drama about gangsters living in Los Angeles.


But what happens in the show will come as little surprise to those who have been following the twitter handle @MobCityTNT. Ever since Monday, the screenplay for the first episode has been released in small chunks on the social media site.

For more on this, we're joined by writer John August, host of the podcast Script Notes.