‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Renewed for Season 3: When Is It Coming Out?

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The season 2 finale of Mayor of Kingstown left fans with more questions than answers about the future of the troubled town and the Mclusky family. Although Mike McLusky (Jeremy Renner) manages to keep the peace, tension between the gangs is at its peak at the end of Season 2. With so many unanswered questions and unsolved conflicts to explore, fans are thrilled that Mayor of Kingstown has been renewed for a third season but still wonder when it will be released.

Paramount finally announced the renewal of Mayor of Kingstown for a third season on September 03, 2023. The long-awaited news came after the lead actor Jeremy Renner teased on Twitter that he was preparing for the third season. Paramount remained tight-lipped on the release date and plot details, but we have an intelligent guess.

Although the second season ends with a satisfying victory for Mike Mclusky and the rest of the protagonists, the enthusiasm dies quickly as bigger problems are unveiled. With Milo’s fate still unknown and the shocking revelation of his secret family, the Milo saga is clearly not over. Bunny and the ABs are also about to war, and Mike is unsafe. Since the worst of Mike Mclusky’s woes is just around the corner, a third season of Mayor of Kingstown feels inevitable, so let’s see how it will happen.

‘Mayor of Kingstown’ has been renewed for a third season

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Paramount officially announced the renewal of Mayor of Kingstown for a third season on September 03, 2023. The renewal was really just a matter of when rather than if since Hugh Dillon, who plays Ian on the show and also co-creates it with Taylor Sheridan, said he was confident the show would get more seasons.

Dillon told Deadline in January 2023 that he and Sheridan had many ideas about what they wanted the third and other prospective seasons of Mayor of Kingstown to look like.

Hugh Dillo estimated that the third season would go into production in August or September of 2023, but the lead actor, Jeremy Renner got injured. The WAG and SAG-AFTRA strike, which is still on, also caused delays to the start of production.

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His statements in the interview also confirmed that he and Sheridan are in a long-term partnership with Paramount that will extend the hit show past the third season. Fans can, therefore, expect to see the McLucky family on Paramount for more seasons.

What happened in ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Season 2?

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*Warning: Spoilers ahead

The second season of Mayor of Kingstown started on the back of the deadly prison riots that left hundreds of inmates and dozens of COs dead and many more injured. The riots hurt everyone in the town, leaving a mess that Mike had to solve, starting with re-establishing order in the prisons to keep the gangs in check.

Milo Sunter, the leader of the Russian Mafia, also escaped prison during the riots but stayed in town because he had bearer bonds worth $14 million hidden somewhere, and they somehow found their way into Mike’s hands.

With Iris back in his grasp, Milo decided to use her as a bargain to get Mike to release his bonds back to him, but that proved costly as Mike wasn’t just going to hand them over without a fight.

Mike was forced to take Bunny and the leaders of the other gangs in Kingstown to prison to re-establish order after making a deal with the DA to release them once the order was restored. However, things didn’t go as planned, as the DA returned his word and refused to release the gang leaders.

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Bunny was forced to figure out his own release by eliminating the leaders of two gangs causing problems. With Bunny’s release secured, Mike thought he had solved the problem, only to discover that the Aryan Brotherhood was after him and his friends because of the events leading up to Bunny’s release.

By the end of the season, Mike has a critically injured mother and friend on his hands because Robert got shot after a target was put on him by the gangs, while Miriam gets injured after Milo comes to her house to bid to force Mike to release his bonds.

However, Not everything ends badly in the second season because Tracy accepts to come back home and help Kyle care for Miriam, while Mike has a reason to smile after Ian helps him save Iris and survive Milo’s trick.

There is still a high possibility that Milo is still alive despite Mike attempting to blow him up, and the gang war in the city is on the brink of escalating because Bunny and the ABs have serious disagreements.

Will Jeremy Renner’s injuries affect the release of season 3?

On January 1, 2023, Jeremy Renner, who plays Mike McLusky in Mayor of Kingstown, was involved in an accident in which he got run over by a snowplow at his ranch while attempting to save his nephew, breaking up to 30 bones.

He was airlifted to the hospital and treated in the ICU, where he underwent at least two surgeries. Despite suffering serious injuries, permanent impairment was ruled out as a possibility by the police report. He has since made a full recovery and even made several appearances in live interviews, so fans have nothing to worry about.

According to THR, the show was picked up for renewal long before the official announcement. However, Paramount had to delay the announcement while awaiting reports on Renner’s health. Renner is still in fitness training, so his injuries could still cause a delay in the commencement of production.

Renner actually teased the return of Mayor of Kingstown for a third season back in May 2023 in a tweet. His tweet contained still set photos from the show’s second season. Therefore, his return for the lead role of Mike McLusky is expected, as is the rest of the lead actors, as there have been no reports of major departures from the set.

When will ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ Season 3 be released?

Paramount didn’t give any details on when Mayor of Kingstown season 3. However, the show’s second season was released within a year of its announcement, so we are confident the third season will come out in late Summer or Fall of 2024.

Renner’s injuries will still play a big role on when the production starts, not forgetting the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike. However, Renner’s appearance on live interviews in recent months is a sign of positive progress, so we still expect the show to be in production soon.

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In Dillon’s own words, the second season was meant to explore the reasons behind the characters’ different personalities that cause them to be so violent. His partnership with Taylor Sheridan created intense scenes while still humanizing each character, and the third season is expected to retain the trend.

Paramount hasn’t given details on the plot, but the end of the second season set the stage for a more action-packed third season, so fans can expect to get more answers and more tragedy in the streets of Kingstown for Mike to clean up.

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