The second season of Mayor of Kingstown is out now and this has, obviously, led to lots of questions for the showrunners about what happens next, after Jeremy Renner’s serious injuries following his snowplough accident. It has been said that his injuries were so serious that it will be a long road to recovery.
Taylor Sheridan (Yellowstone) created the show alongside Hugh Dillon, who is the showrunner. In an interview with Deadline he was asked about a third season and the impact Renner’s injuries would have:
“I just think the world of that guy and I’m happy he’s surrounded by his family. Anything we can do to help, we will. That’s the biggest thing. He’s like family.”
If Paramount+ picks up the show for a third season, he was asked when they might be able to start lensing, if Renner is able to work later in the year:
“I would think that we’d start in August, September, maybe pre-production in the summer.”
Mayor of Kingstown follows the powerful 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.
It is another potential example of the schism between critics and viewers. Absolutely everyone you talk to who watches it says it is excellent, yet Rotten Tomatoes reports a 32% approval rating with an average rating of 5.8/10. The critics consensus says:
“Despite campaigning with a strong pedigree, Mayor of Kingstown botches its re-election chances by giving constituents too much gloom and grit and not enough reasons to care.”
Mayor of Kingstown is released weekly on the Paramount+.