MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount +, the streaming service of ViacomCBS, today announced that production of the highly anticipated next series is underway Mayor of Kingstown. Currently filming in Toronto, Canada, the new series is from Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan – co-creator of Yellowstone, the most-watched cable show of 2020. Toronto locations include Kingston Penitentiary and the new Stratagem stages, scoring Mayor of Kingstown the first production on stage.
Mayor of Kingstown follows the McLusky family – energy brokers to Kingstown, Michigan, where the jail business is the only thriving industry. Addressing themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series takes a critical look at their attempt to bring order and justice back to a city that has neither.
The previously announced cast includes Oscar nominated Jeremy Renner, who tops the series with Oscar winner Dianne Wiest, Emma Laird (From Life, In Conversation With A Goddess), Derek Webster (9-1-1: Lone Star, NCIS: New Orleans) and Taylor Handley (Bird Box, Vegas) will also be showing. An additional casting is to come.
Mayor of Kingstown will be produced by Sheridan, co-creator Hugh Dillon, Jeremy Renner, Antoine Fuqua, David Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and Michael Friedman. MTV Entertainment Studios, Sheridan’s Bosque Ranch Productions and 101 Studios will produce.