From Frank Darabont, the new TNT drama series Mob City depicts the epic battle between a determined police chief and a dangerous mobster, in 1940s Los Angeles. Based on the critically acclaimed book “L.A. Noir” by John Buntin, the story follows Det. Joe Teague (Jon Bernthal), who has been assigned to a new mob task force headed by Det. Hal Morrison (Jeffrey DeMunn), as part of the crusade by Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough) to free the city of criminals like Ben “Bugsy” Siegel (Ed Burns) and Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke), and to stop the corruption in his own police force.
At the show’s press day, actor Robert Knepper (who plays legendary hitman Sid Rothman) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how he came to this show, juggling Mob City with his CW series Cult, how he considered taking a theater job in China before his role went from recurring to regular, the similarities between Sid Rothman and T-Bag, the honor system these criminals lived by, and how he views the relationship between Sid and Joe Teague. Check out what they had to say after the jump.