Thrillist: Given the subject matter and setting, it's easy to see why viewers might expect similarities to Breaking Bad and Bloodline. What did the writers' room try to do to make this show different from its forefathers?
Chris Mundy: Honestly, somebody getting involved in something illegal who isn't necessarily prone to being illegal -- different things like that have been going on forever. But we think of the heart of this as being about family. Walter White's sin was always pride or hubris. This is something about a mistake someone makes, and slipping, and, How can you hold your family together after all that?
We never wanted to be on a path of the hardening of a heart, which Breaking Bad was -- partly because they already did it, but partly because that's not our path. We just had to plot the course that we thought our characters in this family were gonna take. As it's about the Byrde family, the show is also about the Langmore family and how they mirror each other in certain ways. The Snells are now going to come into it too. It's really about families more than it's about any one person's path.