‘Mayor of Kingstown’: How Many Episodes is in Season 1? Will There Be a Season 2?

After watching or hearing about that riveting ending to Mayor of Kingstown Season 1, viewers want to know how many episodes season 1 of the Paramount+ series is. Will there be a season 2? Yellowstone’s co-creator, Taylor Sheridan, produced the crime series with Hugh Dillon. It features a stellar cast with Jeremy Renner at the forefront as Mike McLusky.

'Mayor of Kingstown' Emma Laird and Jeremy Renner as Iris and Mike
‘Mayor of Kingstown’: Emma Laird and Jeremy Renner | Marni Grossman/ViacomCBS ©2021 MTV Entertainment Group, Inc.

What does the Mayor of Kingstown do?

Instead of asking what the Mayor of Kingstown is about, many viewers want to know what the town’s “mayor” does? First off, he’s not the official mayor of the city. The McLusky family serves as power brokers in Kingstown, Michigan. They try to keep order in Kingstown through their personal and professional connections, influencing people to do what they want. 

In the first episode of the crime drama, there’s a Big Sky-like twist. The “Mayor” — Mitch McLusky (Kyle Chandler) — dies, and Mike takes over. The first episode clues viewers into the job of the “Mayor.” He keeps the peace between the police, criminals, inmates, correctional officers, and even politicians by leveraging the family’s connections and, of course, money.

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How many episodes is ‘Mayor of Kingstown’?

Sadly, there is no Mayor of Kingstown Episode 11; season 1 is only 10 episodes long. The series premiered on Nov. 14, 2021, with the first two episodes and continued each Sunday for eight more weeks. The Mayor of Kingstown Season 1 finale aired on Jan. 9, 2022. Below is the complete list of remaining episodes after the premiere.

Mayor of Kingstown Episode 3, “Simply Murder” — Nov. 21, 2021

Mayor of Kingstown Episode 4, “The Price” — Nov. 28, 2021

Mayor of Kingstown Episode 5, “Orion” — Dec. 5, 2021

Mayor of Kingstown Episode 6, “Every Feather” — Dec. 12, 2021

Mayor of Kingstown Episode 7, “Along Came a Spider” — Dec. 19, 2021

Mayor of Kingstown Episode 8, “The Devil Is Us” — Dec. 26, 2021

Mayor of Kingstown Episode 9, “The Lie of the Truth” — Jan. 2, 2022

Mayor of Kingstown Episode 10, “This Piece of My Soul” — Jan. 9, 2022

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Will there be a ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Season 2?

Although Paramount+ did not announce the renewal of Mayor of Kingstown for season 2, it looks like a sure thing. According to Variety, the new crime thriller opened to 2.6 million viewers, Paramount Network’s largest premiere since 2018. It’s also the number one scripted series for the network since the rebranding of Paramount+. Although critics did not give Mayor of Kingstown stellar reviews, the audience rated it 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. Between Yellowstone fans and Jeremy Renner’s following, the show hit big right out of the gate. 

Although the series concluded its first season run on Jan. 9, it continues to gain viewers through streaming. Mayor of Kingstown is currently available for streaming on Paramount+. Check back for an update on the official renewal for season 2. Showbiz

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