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‘Mayor of Kingstown’ season 2 premieres January 15 — here’s how to stream the crime drama from the creator of ‘Yellowstone’

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Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky in season two of the Paramount Plus series "Mayor of Kingstown"Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky in “Mayor of Kingstown.”

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  • “Mayor of Kingstown” returns to Paramount Plus on January 15.
  • The second season stars Jeremy Renner as ex-con-turned-power broker Mike McLusky.
  • Paramount Plus subscriptions cost $5/month with ads, or $10/month without ads.

“Mayor of Kingstown” season two premieres January 15 exclusively on Paramount Plus. The crime thriller comes from “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan.

Set in the fictional town of Kingstown, Michigan, “Mayor of Kingstown” follows the powerful McLusky family as they attempt to bring justice and order to their community. Serving as power brokers in an area where incarceration is the biggest business, the McLuskys’ journey explores themes of corruption, inequality, and systemic racism. In season two, Mike is dealing with the aftermath of a deadly prison uprising that tore the town apart.

Check out the trailer for ‘Mayor Kingstown’ season 2

Jeremy Renner returns for the show’s the second season as Mike McLusky. The cast also includes Dianne Wiest as Mike’s mother Miriam, Hugh Dillon as Detective Ian Ferguson, Tobi Bamtefa as gang leader Deverin “Bunny” Washington, and Taylor Handley as Mike’s detective younger brother Kyle.

“Mayor of Kingstown” is co-created by Taylor Sheridan, who also co-created “Yellowstone” and developed its spinoffs “1883” and “1923.” Sheridan also created the Paramount Plus original series “Tulsa King,” which stars Sylvester Stallone.

How to watch ‘Mayor of Kingstown’

You can watch “Mayor of Kingstown” season two exclusively on Paramount Plus starting January 15, with new episodes dropping each Sunday. The entire first season is available to stream right now.

A Paramount Plus Essential plan costs $5/month with limited ads and full access to the platform’s on-demand programming. For ad-free playback and livestreaming access to your  local CBS station, you’ll need to sign up for  Paramount Plus Premium for $10/month. You can also gain access to the full Paramount Plus and Showtime libraries by bundling the two services together, with packages starting at $12 a month.

The Paramount Plus app is compatible with most smart TVs, mobile devices, and media players from major brands like Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast. Check out the Paramount Plus website for a full list of supported devices.

Can I watch ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ for free?

You can watch “Mayor of Kingstown” for free with a Paramount Plus free trial. New subscribers can get a seven-day trial of the service’s ad-supported or ad-free plans.

In order to watch “Mayor of Kingstown” season two in its entirety for free, you’ll need to wait to sign up until the season two finale has been released.

How many episodes will ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ season 2 have?

While season one had a 10-episode order, Paramount Plus hasn’t confirmed how many episodes will be included in season two of “Mayor of Kingstown.” As of January 13, Paramount has only announced that the season two premiere will release at 3 a.m. ET on January 15.

The first season had a back-to-back two-episode premiere, followed by eight weekly installments. It’s unclear whether “Mayor of Kingstown” season two will be following this formula, but subscribers can still expect new episodes to drop Sundays at 3 a.m. ET.

Will there be a ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ season 3?

Paramount Plus has yet to renew “Mayor of Kingstown” for season three. Since the first season premiered to mostly negative reviews from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, the critical response to the second season will likely help determine the show’s future.

However, the first season was received positively by audiences, holding an “89%” audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. If the viewership ratings and audience engagement are still high in season two, then “Mayor of Kingstown” season three could happen.

Is ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ worth watching?

mayor of kingstownKyle Chandler and Jeremy Renner in “Mayor of Kingstown.”


The first season of “Mayor of Kingstown” received mostly negative reviews from critics, yet largely positive reviews from audiences. Season one holds a “35%” score from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, with reviewers finding issues with the show’s gloomy tone and a lack of investment in the characters.

That said, audiences have had a different opinion, with an “89%” score on Rotten Tomatoes, suggesting the show is worth it for fans of Jeremy Renner, Taylor Sheridan, and gritty crime thrillers.

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