Season 2 of Mayor of Kingstown has not yet been announced. With the critically acclaimed TV series Yellowstone, showrunner Taylor Sheridan is on a winning streak with the gritty drama series that examines the complexity of the US prison system and criminal empires.
To put Paramount Plus on the map as an impressive streaming service that can compete with Disney Plus and Netflix, MCU actor Jeremy Renner helmed Mayor of Kingstown. With 2.6 million viewers tuning in to watch the series premiere alone, the Hawkeye star is leading a strong cast that explores the dark underbelly of the criminal justice system in the first episode. For decades, the McLusky family has run Kingstown’s prison system as an unofficial mayor, with each of the family’s men serving as acting mayor.
The family is constantly teetering on the edge of justice and corruption because they are the go-between between inmates and law enforcement. The Mayor of Kingstown season 1 finale left a lot of questions unanswered about what lies ahead for the town’s residents, and we at The Digital Fix are here to fill in those gaps and more.
Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Release Date Speculation
One thing is for sure: Mayor of Kingstown season 2 is on its way. Production Weekly reported in December 2021 that filming on the second season had begun, and on February 1, 2022, Paramount Plus made an official announcement that the show had been renewed.
Season 2 of Mayor of Kingstown will begin filming “soon,” according to a CBS Pittsburgh article from April 2022. Based on our assumptions, we estimate that production and post-production will take no more than 6-8 months, putting the release of Mayor of Kingstown season 2 by the end of 2022 within reach.
Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Plot
After a season of brewing discontent within the prisons that Mike, as their appointed ‘advocate,’ failed to de-escalate, we are taken inside a shocking prison riot in the season finale. P-Dog, the riot’s ringleader, is shot dead in the chaos that ensues. Prisoners, prison guards, and police officers are all shot in the chaos that ensues.
However, the riot and its aftermath will likely play a significant role in the second season, which is currently in production.
Even though Mike and Kyle both escaped the riot unscathed, they both experienced a significant amount of trauma. Iris narrowly avoided a bear attack while Kyle had a panic attack in the prison’s sewers. Mike returned home to find that Iris had been attacked.
What this means for Mike’s unofficial position as Mayor of Kingstown, as well as the longer-term psychological effects of the riot, will undoubtedly be a major plot point going forward. Also, it appears that Mike’s relationship with his mother, Milo, and Iris will continue to be strained.
Mike and Milo have a long history together, but they’ve kept much of it under wraps so far in the first season. Milo was able to get out of prison undetected thanks to the riot, so we may learn more about their complicated relationship on the outside.
Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 Cast
Jeremy Renner’s Mike McLusky and Dianne Wiest’s mother Dianne are a given for the show’s return. Taylor Handley, Mike’s younger brother, is also expected to return to complete the McLusky family. Tobi Bamtefa and Emma Laird, who played Mike’s love interest Iris, are also set to return.
In addition to Dillon, the cast includes Laird (as an escort and Mike’s love interest), Bamtefa, Derek Webster, Hamish Allan-Headley, Pha’rez Lass, and Aidan Gillen, who all play characters from the Kingstown police force (as a Russian mobster).
Emma Laird will return as Mike’s love interest Iris, a sex worker, and Tobi Bamtefa will reprise his role as gang leader Deverin ‘Bunny’ Washington, Mike’s best friend. Hugh Dillon, Derek Webster, and police sergeant Hamish Allan-Headley will all be back as detectives. Milo Sunter, a Russian mobster played by Aidan Gillen, is also likely to appear.
There is a fine line between predicting which cast members will return and predicting who will survive to the end of season 2.
- Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky
- Dianne Wiest as Miriam McLusky
- Taylor Handley as Kyle McLusky
- Hugh Dillon as Ian
- Emma Laird as Iris
- Tobi Bamtefa as Deverin ‘Bunny’ Washington
- Derek Webster as Stevie
- Hamish Allan-Headley as Robert
- Aidan Gillen as Milo Sunter
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Where Can I Watch Mayor of Kingstown Season 2?
If you want to watch Mayor of Kingstown season 2, you’ll only be able to do so on Paramount Plus. Mayor of Kingstown season 2 is unlikely to be released before Paramount Plus launches in the UK this summer — even though it is already available in the US.
The first season of Paramount Plus is currently available in the United States, but UK residents can sign up to receive notifications when it becomes available in their country.
Season 1 of Mayor of Kingstown is likely to be available to stream as soon as Paramount Plus arrives in the UK, regardless of whether or not season 2 is ready.