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 Neal McDonough talked about shooting Mob City right after his season on Justified, why the mini-series format works best for a show like this, how challenging the stylistic dialogue was, working with this great cast, the type of research he did, and the insight he was given for where his character would go in a possible Season 2. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.