‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Cast and Crew: A Complete Rundown

Many of the actors in the Mayor of Kingstown cast on Paramount+ look familiar, but why do you recognize them? Find out what other characters Jeremy Renner portrayed before becoming Mike McLusky. Additionally, we have a complete rundown of how all of the characters fit together and where you recognize each of them before joining the crime drama. Viewers might even be able to catch some of the cast in other shows while awaiting the return of Mayor of Kingstown Season 2 episodes

'Mayor of Kingstown' cast members Jeremy Renner and Taylor Handley as Mike and Kyle McLusky
‘Mayor of Kingstown’: Jeremy Renner and Taylor Handley | Marni Grossman/ViacomCBS ©2021 Paramount+, Inc.

‘Mayor of Kingstown’ cast and crew from ‘Yellowstone’

Viewers who wonder if Mayor Kingstown and Yellowstone are related have a valid reason to think so. Firstly, Yellowstone’s co-creator, Taylor Sheridan, produced Mayor of Kingstown with Hugh Dillon. Sheridan and Dillon wrote the entire 10-episode crime drama. Plus, Dillon is part of The Mayor of Kingstown cast as Kyle’s partner, Ian, and the Yellowstone cast as Sheriff Donnie Haskell.  

Lastly, many of the directors are the same as well. According to IMDb, directors, Guy Ferland, Stephen Kay, and Ben Richardson all directed episodes of both shows. Michael Friedman co-executive produced Yellowstone and serves as an executive producer on Mayor of Kingstown. With many of the same directors and producers on both series,’ it’s no wonder that fans want to know if the two shows are connected. Although their storylines are not connected, behind-the-scenes, their writers, producers, and directors are many of the same people. 

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‘Mayor of Kingstown’ cast and why you recognize them

Before joining the Mayor of Kingstown cast, Jeremy Renner had extensive filmography, but he’s most well known for portraying Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also appeared in The Hurt Locker (2008), The Bourne Legacy (2012), Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol (2011), and Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation (2015). Viewers who want to watch more TV shows with Jeremy Renner should stream Hawkeye on Disney+.

Dianne Wiest portrays Mike, Mitch, and Kyle McLusky’s mother, Miriam, in the Paramount+ crime drama. However, she appeared in many movies and TV shows before joining the Mayor of Kingstown cast. Her most recent role was playing Joan Short in the CBS series Life In Pieces.

Taylor Handley joined the Mayor of Kingstown cast as Mike and Mitch’s youngest brother, Kyle McLusky. Handley appeared in the last season of Dawson’s Creek and the first season of The OC. He also appeared in the 2018 film with Sandra Bullock, Birdbox.

Kyle Chandler portrays the oldest McLusky brother, Mitch. He also has extensive film and TV credits, but most viewers recognize Chandler as Coach Taylor in Friday Night Lights. Shondaland fans recognize Chandler as portraying Dylan Young in Grey’s Anatomy Season 2 and 3.

Emma Laird’s role as Iris is her first prominent role in a TV series. On the other hand, Derek Webster’s role as Stevie is only one in a long list of TV shows, including 9-1-1: LonestarIn the DarkNCIS: New Orleans, and Harry’s Law. He often portrays a detective or a judge, so it is no surprise that he’s a detective for the Kingstown Police Department.

Aidan Gillen plays Russian mobster Milo Sunter. Viewers might recognize him as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in HBO’s Game of Thrones or Janson in the Maze Runner trilogy. 

How to watch ‘Mayor of Kingstown’

The first 10 episodes of Mayor of Kingstown are currently available to watch via streaming on Paramount+. Users can download the Paramount Plus app available through most TVs, phones, and devices to watch the series. Paramount+ does have a free trial for seven days. Amazon Prime users can also sign up for a free trial through Amazon. However, Paramount+ is not free to Amazon Prime members.