In the gritty tapestry of television drama, Mayor of Kingstown, starring Jeremy Renner, is a captivating exploration of power dynamics in a small, prison-reliant town.
The show skilfully weaves plot lines that delve into the intertwined lives of law enforcement, inmates, and politicians.
Renner gives an amazing performance in a show that refuses to shy away from the tough questions about society, morality, and justice.
Mayor of Kingstown serves as a dark mirror, forcing us to confront the uncomfortable realities that often lurk in the underbelly of American life.
It's a terrific show and we've already binged the first two seasons, so we're ready for a third!
Thankfully we know that Mayor of Kingstown has been renewed for a third season.
So we know that Mayor of Kingstown season 3 is on the way – the big question is when will it be on Paramount+?
MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN SEASON 3 RELEASE DATE
Those in charge at the various streaming platforms know a good thing when they see it. And that includes Paramount+ who renewed Mayor of Kingstown for a third season.
Admittedly it took a little longer than usual but there's a couple of reasons for that.
Firstly, lead actor Jeremy Renner was in a horrendous accident in January 2023. The actor suffered more than 30 broken bones from being hit and run over by his snowplow at home.
With such severe injuries, months of rehab followed and it was always going to take a long time before if could even think about committing to another season.
Thankfully Renner is on the mend and has no agreed to make Mayor of Kingstown season 3.
However, with the ongoing writers and actors strikes in the US, creators Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon may have their hands tied as to how much they can actually do production wise.
That said, filming is due to begin on December 8th 2023 and new episodes look set to drop in June 2024.
MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN SEASON GUIDE
So far, Paramount+ has delivered 20 episodes of Mayor of Kingstown over the first two seasons.
In season introduces to the McLusky family, power-brokers in Kingstown, a fictitious Michigan town whose economy hinges largely on its multiple prisons.
Jeremy Renner stars as Mike McLusky, also known as the “Mayor,” an unofficial title he inherits after the sudden, violent death of his older brother, Mitch.
The McLusky's have a unique role in Kingstown, serving as intermediaries between the world inside the prison walls and the one outside, attempting to keep a fragile peace intact.
They navigate the conflicting interests, including those of corrupt prison guards, hardened criminals, local law enforcement, and the town's politicians.
The central arc of the season unfolds around Mike's quest to uncover the truth behind his brother's mysterious death, all while balancing a number of ethical and moral dilemmas.
Racial tensions, gang violence, and political corruption threaten to shatter the uneasy equilibrium.
The McLuskys' dealings are also complicated by the ambitions of external players, such as federal agents and out-of-town gang leaders, who each have their own agenda for Kingstown.
Ultimately, Mike finds himself making morally grey choices in the name of what he believes is a greater good. With the lines between heroes and villains increasingly blurred, the season leaves viewers pondering the ambiguous nature of justice and power.
SEASON 3 – WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
Just before season two ended, it looked like Mayor of Kingstown was heading for a full resolution. Mike and his brother Kyle (Taylor Handley) had a moment, albeit, over the death of their Mother Miriam (Dianne Wiest) who was caught in crossfire at her home.
His battle with Milo also looked resolved as he swapped the bonds for Iris (Emma Laird) before Milo's boat blew up, seemingly taking Milo with it.
With Milo (Aidan Gillen) gone, his goons dead and Iris free, things could have ended there. However, we then see Milo on the phone with Tatiana. So is he still alive?
And if so, how did he survive the explosion? If he's not dead, we can definitely expect him back in Mayor of Kingstown season 3 as he tries to exact his revenge on Mike.
WHERE IS MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN FILMED?
Despite being pitched as a show based in Michigan, Mayor of Kingstown was actually filmed primarily in Toronto, Canada.
Toronto is a popular location for a wide array of television shows and films due to its diverse architecture and landscapes that can easily be transformed to look like different places, including American cities.
The city offers various incentives for filmmakers, including tax credits, which make it an attractive destination for shooting.
Specific shooting locations within Toronto include sound stages, where indoor scenes can be meticulously crafted, as well as on-location shoots for outdoor scenes.
While some elements like license plates, signage, and other small details are often digitally altered or physically changed to transform Toronto into Kingstown, the essence of the locations often remains.