MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced that production is underway on the highly anticipated upcoming series Mayor of Kingstown. Currently filming in Toronto, Canada, the new series hails from Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan – co-creator of Yellowstone, cable’s most watched show of 2020. Locations in Toronto include Kingston Penitentiary and the new Stratagem Stages, marking Mayor of Kingstown the first production at the stage.
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.
Previously announced cast includes Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner as series lead with Academy Award 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) also set to star. Additional casting is forthcoming.
Mayor of Kingstown will be executive 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.