Everything We Know So Far About Mayor Of Kingstown Season 3
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Everything We Know So Far About Mayor Of Kingstown Season 3

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Paramount+ users are likely well-acquainted with this big-hitting American crime-thriller series, led by Jeremy Renner. If you haven’t heard of it, Mayor of Kingstown is set in the titular Kingstown, a Michigan town best known for its prisons. In the tense first two seasons, we’ve seen Mike McLusky (Jeremy Renner) rise into the (unofficial) role of town ‘mayor’, attempting to maintain peace within and between the prisons, corrupt businesses and the McLusky family itself. And, lucky for us, it is returning for a third season. If you’ve never tuned in or you’re looking for a recap, here’s everything you need to know about Mayor of Kingstown season 3.

Mayor Of Kingstown Season 3

Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky and Necar Zadegan as Evelyn Foley in season 2, episode 1 of the Paramount+ series MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN

Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky and Necar Zadegan as Evelyn Foley in season 2, episode 1 of the Paramount+ series MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN. © Dennis P. Mong Jr./Paramount+

From the creator of Paramount+’s hit series Yellowstone, Taylor Sheridan with actor Hugh Dillon, Mayor of Kingstown is a gritty crime drama perfect for fans of Breaking Bad and the Irish drug-gang series Kin.

What Is Mayor Of Kingstown About?

Centring on the powerful McLusky family, Mayor of Kingstown is all about America’s corrupt prison system, specifically in this fictional Michigan town. The McLusky family has deep roots in Kingstown, and has evolved into a group of power brokers with significant influence over the town’s affairs. When the eldest McLusky brother, Mitch (Kyle Chandler) – who inherited the role from the town’s first ‘mayor’, his father – dies, the middle McLusky brother, who always dreamed of escaping Kingstown, must step into the role.

Of course, the role takes some settling into, and Mike grapples to mediate peace between street gangs, prisoners, prison guards and the police. The youngest McLusky brother, meanwhile, is a police officer: Kyle (Taylor Handley) struggles to square his duty as a detective for the Kingstown Police Department with the business dealings of his family and, by the second season, he has transferred to the Michigan State Police so there is more separation.

Elsewhere, the McLusky matriarch is Miriam (Dianne Wiest), a college professor who volunteers teaching inmates at the women’s prison; let’s just say she’s not too keen on her sons’ activities.

Where Is Mayor Of Kingstown Set?

Mayor of Kingstown is set in a town called Kingstown in the state of Michigan.

Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky and Necar Zadegan as Evelyn Foley in season 2, episode 3 of the Paramount + series MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN

Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky and Necar Zadegan as Evelyn Foley in season 2, episode 3 of the Paramount + series MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN. © James A. Mahathey/Paramount+

Is Kingstown A Real Place?

No, Kingstown is a fictional town, but is said to be in Michigan, USA. While this partially draws on Michigan’s reputation as a crime-filled state – with Detroit one of the nation’s crime capitals – it is also inspired by the town co-creator Dillon grew up in: Kingston, Ontario. While Kingstown has seven prisons, Canada’s Kingston has a whopping nine prisons, so Dillon is well-placed to shed light on a town fuelled by the prison industrial complex.

What Will Happen In Season 3?

Details are being kept under wraps, but we’re anticipating Mayor of Kingstown season 3 will show the fallout of the attack on Kingstown which we saw at the end of season 2. If you need a recap, the season finale saw lots of life-or-death decisions being made as the war between police, prisons and crime bosses spilled out onto the town’s streets, with Mike grappling to keep everything together – while simultaneously plotting his own escape.

One thing we do know about season 3 is that one major character will be leaving: Dianne Wiest as Mariam, the McLusky mother. According to Deadline, she won’t return for season 3 but her exit will be ‘story driven’. With season 2 leaving Miriam in hospital – undergoing surgery after being accidentally shot by her youngest son, Kyle – we’re anticipating another McLusky death. But will this be the final straw for Mike?

Release Date

There’s no release date just yet for Mayor of Kingstown season 3 but, with production well underway, we’re hoping for a summer 2024 release. Fingers crossed.

A scene from season 2

A scene from season 2, episode 2 of the Paramount+ series MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN. © Dennis P. Mong Jr./Paramount+

Why Was It Delayed?

Mayor of Kingstown season 3 has been delayed for a number of reasons, primarily the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strikes and Jeremy Renner’s catastrophic accident on 1 January 2023. Renner was hit and run over by a snowplow, suffering blunt chest trauma and a whopping 30 broken bones. Miraculously, Renner was out of the hospital by 17 January, continuing his recovery at home, and was beginning to walk again with the aid of a cane 10 weeks after the accident. By September 2023, it was confirmed that Mayor of Kingstown would be returning for a third season, with Renner well enough to reprise his role as Mike.

Will There Be A Season 4?

Whatever happens in season 3, we expect a long future for Mayor of Kingstown. Speaking to ComicBook in early 2023, co-creator Hugh Dillon revealed, ‘we’ve got a big future planned for Mayor,’ explaining that he and Sheridan had been constructing the show for over a decade, egging each other on by asking, ‘Then what happens?’.

Who Stars In Mayor Of Kingstown?

  • Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky
  • Dianne Wiest as Miriam McLusky
  • Taylor Handley as Kyle McLusky
  • Nishi Munshi as Tracy McLusky
  • Hugh Dillon as Detective Ian Ferguson
  • Tobi Bamtefa as Bunny Washington
  • Emma Laird as Iris
  • Derek Webster as Stevie
  • Hamish Allan-Headley as Robert Sawyer
  • Pha’rez Lass as P-Dog
  • Aidan Gillen as Milo Sunter
  • Kyle Chandler as Mitch McLusky

Where Is Mayor Of Kingstown Filmed?

Mayor of Kingstown is filmed in Ontario, Canada, mainly Toronto, Hamilton, Burlington and Kingston. The prison scenes are filmed at the former maximum security prison Kingston Penitentiary, which is located in Kingston, the real town the fictional Kingstown is modeled on, and where co-creator Dillon grew up.

Where To Watch Mayor Of Kingstown

Mayor of Kingstown is streaming exclusively on Paramount+ in the US and the UK. In the UK, this can also be accessed through Prime Video.