Running the family business is a life sentence. Continue reading to find out when the new season of Mayor of Kingstown will premiere.
In a few days, the McLusky family will return in 2023. Leading to one of the biggest questions that need to be explored is how the story will continue after the viewers see Kingstown Prison descend into total chaos; Mike desperately works to help stop a riot that will have serious consequences for all involved. This makes it very understandable why the anticipation has heightened more than ever! So, if you are interested in knowing more about the latest updates, then look no further. We’ve put together a concise summary of all the details you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast so that you may get a head start and be prepared before the series airs.
Here is everything we know about Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 on Paramount+.
Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Release Date and Time Slot
The new year will be full of surprises as the brand-new season has officially been confirmed to premiere on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 3.00 am Eastern Time (ET), at the same premiere time as other television shows on the streaming service. The series will premiere the following day in the U.K. and Australia. Moreover, the official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news by sharing a new poster from the series among its followers, quoting, “Even saints have their breaking points. From co-creator Taylor Sheridan, @JeremyRenner returns in #MayorOfKingstown, streaming January 15 on @ParamountPlus.” Take a look at the official post below:
Even saints have their breaking points. From co-creator Taylor Sheridan, @JeremyRenner returns in #MayorOfKingstown, streaming January 15 on @ParamountPlus. pic.twitter.com/lhcXOwSq4V
— Mayor of Kingstown (@kingstown) December 21, 2022
Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Plot
Sheridan himself told Deadline last year about the second season of Mayor of Kingstown, which forms part of his cabal of shows, which also includes Yellowstone, prequel 1883, the Sylvester Stallone-fronted Kansas City, Bass Reeves, Land Man, and Lioness. 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. “With Mayor of Kingstown, Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon offer a nuanced portrayal of the United States’ harsh prison system,” said Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer at ViacomCBS Streaming.
“The stellar crew and cast, including Jeremy Renner and Dianne Wiest, delivered a thought-provoking, intense drama that kept audiences captivated and yearning for more. We are thrilled to be the home of the expanding Taylor Sheridan Universe and we look forward to bringing fans back to Kingstown next season.” Said Fuqua: “Mayor of Kingstown is such an important project that offers a comprehensive look into the brutal prison system and I am thrilled to continue the journey with Taylor and the team for Season 2. Thank you to our partners at Paramount+, 101 Studios, and MTV Entertainment Studios for believing in us to further explore this story.” To which Glasser added, “We are thrilled that shows like Mayor of Kingstown – original stories with layered characters and important themes – are able to thrive on Paramount+,. We can’t wait to delve back into the lives of the McLusky family for Season 2.”
Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Cast and Crew
The show is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios, and Bosque Ranch Productions, Mayor of Kingstown is executive produced by Sheridan, Dillon, Renner, Antoine Fuqua, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, Michael Friedman, Dave Erickson, Regina Corrado, and Stephen Kay.
The television series is created by Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon. The main cast members of the series are as follows Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky, Dianne Wiest as Miriam McLusky, Hugh Dillon as Ian Ferguson, Tobi Bamtefa as Deverin “Bunny” Washington, Taylor Handley as Kyle McLusky, 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, Nishi Munshi as Tracy McLusky, Gratiela Brancusi as Tatiana, and Lane Garrison as Carney.
Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
If we have to speculate the second finale episode could air sometime around Sunday, March 12, 2023, if season two has 10 episodes and follows the same release schedule. On the other hand, the episode titles and synopsis of the series are not released by the network as of December 26, 2022. The network will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the coming days. In the meantime, catch up with the prior episodes of the first season which are as follows:
A crime drama about an important contemporary issue, America’s prison system, “Mayor of Kingstown,” follows the McLusky family in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. The family of power brokers between police, criminals, inmates, prison guards, and politicians tackles themes of systemic racism, corruption, and inequality. The crime thriller series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 32% approval rating with an average rating of 5.8/10, based on 25 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “Despite campaigning with a strong pedigree, Mayor of Kingstown botches its reelection chances by giving constituents too much gloom and grit and not enough reasons to care.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 54 out of 100 based on 15 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”
When Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 draws close to its release date, the series will be available exclusively on Paramount+, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. In addition to this, the series is also available on Amazon Prime. You can also stream Mayor of Kingstown by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, with preferred membership options based on viewers’ locations.
Look out for #MayorOfKingstown season 2. Streaming Jan. 15 on @ParamountPlus. Catch up on season 1 now! ➡️ https://t.co/1J3u0qj6Qb pic.twitter.com/4Z6205sQu8
— Mayor of Kingstown (@kingstown) December 9, 2022
Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Official Trailer
The official trailer of 1:54 minutes was released on the official YouTube channel with a tagline stating, “Running the family business is a life sentence. New season streaming January 15 and catch up on season 1 now, exclusively on Paramount+. Mayor Of Kingstown follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., 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.” Take a look at the official trailer below:
Let us know in the comments if you will be streaming Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 on Paramount+ or not.