Will Simon Pegg Appear in ‘L.A. Noir’?

The British actor may closing in on a deal to guest star in Frank Darabont's upcoming drama pilot.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Although Simon Pegg is currently reprising his role as Scotty for the much anticipated "Star Trek" sequel, his next part may take him back in time to the 1940s.

According to TVLine, Pegg is in negotiations to guest star in the pilot episode of Frank Darabont's "L.A. Noir." However, details on whom Pegg would portray are being kept under wraps.

One of Pegg's first breakout roles came on the British TV series "Spaced" before he went on to appear in "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," "Paul" as well as both "Mission: Impossible III" and the recently released "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol."

"L.A. Noir" will be Frank Darabont's first TV project since his departure from "The Walking Dead;" which will also reunite him with Jon Bernthal, who will play the lead character, Police officer Joe Teague. The series takes place in the '40s and '50s as the sometimes corrupt LAPD takes on Mickey Cohen's mob. Neal McDonough ("Justified") will portray Police Chief William Parker, with Milo Ventimiglia ("Heroes") as mob fixer, Ned Stax and Jeremy Strong as Mike Hendry, Mickey Cohen's second-in-command.

Alexa Davalos joined the cast earlier this week when she signed on to play the female lead, Jasmine, who is described as "a beauty with a complicated past."

Darabont will write and direct the "L.A. Noir" pilot for TNT and it is widely expected to get a series order.