Sheridan created Yellowstone, which kicks off season four this Sunday. Then come some Sheridan newbies for Paramont+. Mayor of Kingstown follows, Nov. 14. Then 1883, the Yellowstone prequel, adds to the Sheridan festivities in December.
Renner is hard at work hyping his new TV series. He posted a video clip to his social media accounts, captioning it “Mayor of Kingstown premieres Nov. 14 on Paramount+. Nov 14th. Excited to share this show with you all.”
The clip is a montage of scenes from the new series. And Renner is narrating the clip:
“Every member of my family fights this fight,” he says. “This is a company town and the business is incarceration. Seven prisons in a 10-mile radius. 20,000 lost souls. Now it’s up to me to keep the rats in the cage content and the keepers from becoming rats themselves. I’m their link on the life raft.
“I’m the mayor of Kingstown. “
Check out the video:
Mayor of Kingstown Features All-Star Cast
Mayor of Kingstown features an all-star cast who are more at ease on both a movie and TV set. Renner portrays Mike McLusky. And his powerful family is based in Michigan. As his clip suggests, the community business is the prison industrial complex. The town exists to serve the prisons. Other stars of the show include Kyle Chandler, formerly of Friday Night Lights. Chandler plays Renner’s older brother, Mitch. And Diane Wiest is Miriam, the mother of the family. Wiest’s character also teaches at the women’s prison.
Here’s the official synoposis: “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.”
Antoine Fuqua is the executive producer of Mayor of Kingstown. Fuqua started out directing music videos for some superstar singers. But he quickly branched into movies. His first big project was Training Day starring Denzel Washington, who won an Academy Award for best actor for his role. He continued to work with Washington in The Equalizers 1 and 2 along with the western, The Magnificent Seven.
“When Taylor told me about Mayor of Kingstown, I immediately wanted to be a part of it,” Fuqua said. “The series offers a comprehensive look into the brutal prison system where sociopolitical issues run rampant. Prisons are a forgotten world to most of the population and yet represent a microcosm of society as a whole.”