Jeremy Renner, Kyle Chandler and Dianne Wiest star in the new series from Taylor Sheridan.
And the hits just keep on coming from Taylor Sheridan. The co-creator and executive producer of Yellowstone will be represented on the Paramount+ streaming service starting Nov. 14 with the 10-episode first season of The Mayor of Kingstown, a contemporary drama starring Jeremy Renner (star of Sheridan’s Wind River), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, Bloodline), and two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets Over Broadway).
Hugh Dillon (Durham County), who co-created the series with Sheridan, looms large in a supporting cast that also includes Taylor Handley (Vegas), Emma Laird, and Tobi Bamtefa.
What’s it all about? According to the Paramount+ logline, The Mayor of Kingstown “follows the McLusky family — power brokers in Kingstown, Michigan where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither.”
During a virtual presentation to Television Critics Association last week, Renner expressed his delight in playing morally complex characters like Mike McLusky, his role in the series. “I like exploring and even supporting that idea of them having a moral compass,” he said. “Not all actions are perfect, right? We’re all flawed. But, if it still comes from a strong base that’s unflappable, there’s something beautiful about that. Mike possesses those things.”
Here is the first teaser trailer for The Mayor of Kingstown.