Kyle Chandler (bloodline) joins Jeremy Renner in Mayor of Kingstown, Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming series for Paramount+. Production is underway in Toronto.
Chandler’s image first appeared in the main art Renner posted on social media today and Deadline has confirmed his casting. You can see the Instagram post below.
Co-created by Sheridan and Dillon, Mayor of Kingstown follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Michigan, where incarceration is the only booming industry. The series tackles themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, providing a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a city that has neither.
Chandler plays Mitch McLusky, the older brother of Mike McLusky (Renner). He is a fixer both inside and outside the prison system in a city where the prisons are the economic engine for the city as a whole.
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Previously announced cast includes Hugh Dillon, Pha’rez Lass, Tobi Bamtefa,
Emma Laird, Derek Webster, Taylor Handley, Dianne Wiest and Hamish Allen-Headley.
Executive producing Mayor of Kingstown are Sheridan, Dillon, Renner, Fuqua, David Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and Michael Friedman. MTV Entertainment Studios, Sheridan’s Bosque Ranch Productions and 101 Studios will produce.
Chandler won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of coach Eric Taylor in Friday night lights. His five Emmy nominations also include nods for his performances on bloodline and Grey’s Anatomy. In movies, Chandler was last seen in: godzilla vs. Kong and The midnight sky. He’s the next star in Netflix’s slumberland alongside Jason Momoa and Chris O’Dowd. He’s also been tapped to star opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the first episode of Showtime’s anthology series Super pumped.
Mayor of Kingstown premieres November 14 on Paramount Plus.
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