Mayor of Kingstown season 2 release date, cast, story, and more

The Paramount Plus original series caused a stir when it dropped on last year, here's what we know about the Mayor of Kingstown season 2 release date

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What is Mayor of Kingstown season 2 release date? The gritty drama series, which looks at the complexities of the US prison system and criminal empires, proves that showrunner Taylor Sheridan is on something of a winning streak, with the critically-acclaimed TV series quickly following his other highly successful crime drama, Yellowstone.

With MCU actor Jeremy Renner at the helm, Mayor of Kingstown helped to put Paramount Plus on the map as a formidable streaming service capable of competing against the likes of Disney Plus and Netflix. The series debut alone garnered 2.6 million streams, with the Hawkeye star leading a strong ensemble cast that examines the dark underbelly of the carceral system. At the centre of Mayor of Kingstown is the McLusky family, who have managed to turn the prison system into a steady profit as the men of the family act as the unofficial mayor of Kingstown’s several prisons.

As the under-the-radar go-between among prisoners and law enforcers, there’s a fine line between justice and corruption that the family constantly teeters on the edge of. The end of season 1 left a lot of unanswered questions about what’s next for the residents of this murky town, and The Digital Fix is here to answer all your questions about the speculative Mayor of Kingstown season 2 release date and more.

Mayor of Kingstown season 2 release date

The Mayor of Kingstown season 2 will premiere on Paramount Plus on January 15, 2023.

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In the season 1 finale, we are taken inside a shocking prison riot after a season of brewing discontent within the prisons that Mike, as their appointed ‘advocate,’ failed to de-escalate. The riot quickly spirals out of control, with prisoners, prison guards, and police officers all finding themselves on the receiving ends of bullets — including the riot’s ringleader, P-Dog, who is shot dead.

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Although the riot is over, it seems likely that the aftermath of the events and how it impacted the main characters will be a crucial plot point in the upcoming second season. Although Mike and brother Kyle both make it out of the riot alive, they definitely suffered their fair share of trauma. Kyle had a panic attack while in the sewers of the prison, while Mike, who had already seen a lot, went home to find that Iris has narrowly avoided a bear attack.

The lingering mental impact of the riot as well as the broader physical impact — like what it means for Mike’s unofficial position as the Mayor of Kingstown — will undoubtedly be a big plot point moving forward. It also seems likely that we will see more of Mike’s fractured relationship not just with Iris, but also with his mother and Milo.

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It’s become apparent throughout season 1 that Mike and Milo go back a long way, but there’s definitely been a lot unsaid about their relationship so far. Given that Milo was also able to use the riot as an opportunity to sneak out of prison undetected, it’s likely he will cause more chaos than ever on the outside, and we may well get the opportunity to find out more about the pair’s complicated history.

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As the heart of the show, it’s a given that Jeremy Renner will be back as Mike McLusky alongside his on-screen mother, Dianne Wiest. We can also expect Taylor Handley to return to complete the remaining McLusky family as Mike’s youngest brother. We can also expect Emma Laird to return as Iris, a sex worker and Mike’s love interest, as well as Tobi Bamtefa.

 Hugh Dillon (as a Kingstown detective), Emma Laird (as an escort and Mike’s love interest), Tobi Bamtefa (as a gang leader and Mike’s closest friend), Derek Webster (as another detective), Hamish Allan-Headley (as a police sergeant), Pha’rez Lass (as an incarcerated gang leader), and Aidan Gillen (as a Russian mobster).

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We can also expect Emma Laird to return as Iris, a sex worker and Mike’s love interest, as well as Tobi Bamtefa as Deverin ‘Bunny’ Washington — a gang leader and Mike’s best friend. We can also expect Hugh Dillon and Derek Webster to return as detectives along with police sergeant Hamish Allan-Headley. It’s likely we will also see Aidan Gillen as Milo Sunter, a Russian mobster.

Deadline also recently reported that Nishi Munshi, who plays Kyle’s wife Tracy McLuksy, has been promoted to a regular for season 2 — so expect to see more of her. The outlet also revealed that Gratiela Brancusi and Lane Garrison have also joined Mayor of Kingstown in recurring roles. According to Deadline, Brancusi will be playing Cheetah Nightclub hostess Tatiana while Garrison is set to play high-ranking Kingstown prison guard Carney.

Speculating which cast members will return is one thing: guessing who will make it to the end of season 2 alive is another.

Mayor of Kingstown season 2 cast

  • 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
  • Gratiela Brancusi as Tatiana
  • Lane Garrison as Carney

Where can I watch Mayor of Kingstown season 2?

As a Paramount Plus exclusive show, the only place you will be able to watch Mayor of Kingstown season 2 is on the streaming service.

In the meantime, you can stream season 1 of Mayor of Kingstown now.