“Mayor of Kingstown” on Paramount+ is a television drama series that premiered in 2021. The show follows the McLusky family, who operate as power brokers in the fictional city of Kingstown, Michigan, where incarceration is the main industry. The McLuskys are involved in various illegal activities, including gambling, drugs, and prostitution, and they work closely with the police and the prison system to maintain their power.
The main character, Mike McLusky (played by Jeremy Renner), is a pragmatic and street-smart leader who must navigate the complex political and criminal landscape of the city. Mike’s brother, Mitch (played by Kyle Chandler), is a professor who tries to use his knowledge of the criminal justice system to reform the system from within. Together, the brothers must balance their criminal enterprises with their attempts to do good in their community.
The show explores themes of corruption, loyalty, and family dynamics, and it features a large ensemble cast of characters, including law enforcement officials, prison inmates, and other members of the criminal underworld. The series was created by Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon and is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios.
Mayor of Kingtown Seasons
- Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky
- Kyle Chandler as Mitch McLusky
- Emma Laird as Iris
- Taylor Handley as Kyle
- Tobi Bamtefa as Jabari
- Derek Webster as Vern Johnson
- Pha’rez Lass as Scooter
- Hugh Dillon as Jack
- Dianne Wiest as Miriam McLusky
- Aidan Gillen as Milo Sunter
Why Mayor of Kingstown is Good
Renner has taken on a variety of challenging roles throughout his career, from action heroes to tortured artists, and he consistently delivers powerful and nuanced performances. He shines in this captivating thriller.— The Telly Report