On January 14th 2020 it was announced that Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon’s co-created prison drama ‘Mayor Of Kingstown,’ had been give a straight to series green light by Paramount Network, it has since been revealed that the series will now stream on Paramount+.
Today came news that Jeremy Renner is not only to take the lead role, but is also set to become an Executive Producer along with renowned director Antonie Fuqua (Training Day).
“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 look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither.
“When Taylor told me about ‘Mayor of Kingstown,’ I immediately wanted to be a part of it,” said Fuqua. “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.”
“I am excited to dig into the complex and rough-around-the-edges character of Mike McLusky (the Mayor of Kingstown),” said Renner. “In a world otherwise forgotten in society, Mike serves as a flawed system of checks and balances. Taylor has brought to life a layered and poignant universe that is not only incredibly intriguing but also more relevant than ever.”
As well as being co-creator Sheridan and Dillon will also executive produce also with David Glasser, Bob Yari and Ron Burkle. 101 Studios, MTV Entertainment Studios and Sheridan’s Bosque Ranch Productions will produce.