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With Jeremy Renner, the crime drama “Mayor of Kingstown” is back

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Sometimes assisted by their cold mother, Miriam (two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest), the duo operate as a powerful problem-solving force between factions in the city, putting themselves in the position of mediators between those who are inside and outside prisons, whether serving a sentence or working in the security forces.

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In his role as the virtual “mayor” of Kingstown, Mike tries to pacify the violent climate he rules over, and now he must find a new strategy with the help of mob leader “Bunny” Washington (Tobi Bamtefa) to recover from the bloody riot that marked the plot of the previous season, which was also the perfect excuse for Milo Sunter’s escape from prison (Aidan Gillen), his nemesis in times as a convict.

In addition, the conflict of the first installment left Miriam and the youngest of the brothers, Kyle (Taylor Handley), who try to recover from the trauma of being kidnapped by those responsible for the riot, and struggle to rebuild their sense of normalcy after their realities are turned upside down during the episode.

With the prison issue as the great element that relates to and influences all the inhabitants of Kingstown, Sheridan’s series -one of the most popular names of the moment due to other titles such as “Yellowstone” and “Tulsa King”– takes advantage of the plot to cover issues such as the systemic racism of American culture and inequality and its consequences.

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With its premiere in 2021, which was transmitted simultaneously through cable and streaming, “Major of Kingstown” It garnered millions of viewers, becoming the most watched Paramount production since 2018.

Its good initial reception ensured the realization of this second installment, in which they participate again Hugh Dillon, Emma Laird, Derek Webster, and Hamish Allan-Headly in the cast, alongside newcomers Lane Garrison, Gratiela Brancusi and Marcus Brandonthe more

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