Mayor of Kingstown was here and gone before you knew it. The Paramount Plus drama series created by Taylor Sheridan was a sprint throughout its first season. Tensions ran high in the town immediately, with a truly unforgettable first episode that set everything in motion for the episodes that followed. Jeremy Renner’s antihero character has been a hit in the first season, as he runs the corrupt town of Kingstown, begrudgingly. It’s not what he wants to do, but it is what he has to do. Well, everything, especially in the prison, finally came to a head in the season 1 finale. Now, fans are wondering when they should expect season 2?
Well, for starters, the show has not been officially picked up for Season 2. That could change in a hurry, though, as the show debuted with 2.6 million viewers weeks ago. A lot of it, too, falls on the co-creator Taylor Sheridan. Sheridan, who also created Yellowstone and 1883, has a lot on his plate these days, but he did sign a deal with ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Group early last year. This included Mayor of Kingstown, according to reports.
So, with Sheridan’s deal and the early success of the program, a season 2 seems likely, as does a season 5 for Yellowstone. With the latter likely to start shooting for next season in May, production for the second season of Mayor of Kingstown figures to start later on in the summer or in the fall of 2022.
Aiden Gillan on ‘Mayor of Kingstown’
One character who has overshadowed the first season of the show is Milo on Mayor of Kingstown. The evil boss in the show has mostly been pulling strings for the majority of season 1, but his character played by Gillan figures to play a pivotal role in the program going forward.
Gillan told Collider, “I was pretty interested in the prison as an industry concept and towns that have multiple prisons in them, and then that taking over the town, or definitely the mood of the town, so the whole town feels like a prison. I’d watched several documentaries about it, before this came my way, so I was definitely intrigued. The script itself was a tight crime thriller set within that world. There was a good character in there, which is really being teased in Season 1. He’s quite central to the story, but you don’t see too much of Milo, straight off, which is always good. I like that. The less you show, you don’t wanna show your hand straight off. That’s me.”
Gillan was interested in the subject matter. He liked how he was on the outside looking in as a character on the show.
You can watch Mayor of Kingstown on Paramount Plus.