When it was released back in 2011, LA Noire already felt like a bit like a TV show. LA Noire entered a world where Mad Men was just starting to boom with popularity. Since the game contained a bunch of that show’s cast and took place roughly around the same time, it felt like some alternate version of the hit show. Now that Mad Men is officially over it would be the perfect time for a real reunion and for a TV adaptation of LA Noire with the entire cast joining together to reprise all their roles.
It would be more than just Mad Men fan service however. LA Noire could make for a fantastic TV series. Each episode could be one case and the story of complicated lead Cole Phelps could play out through the season (or seasons). LA Noire jumped the player around to several different time periods and fast forwarded through sizable chunks of Cole’s life. The TV series would be completely free to slow down and go more in depth with not only Cole but all the characters.
This post was originally authored by Derek Stauffer.