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Mayor of Kingstown is an upcoming crime thriller which was made by Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan and actor Hugh Dillon. The drama will premiere on Paramount+ on Sunday, November 14, releasing the first of 10 episodes. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about where Mayor of Kingston was filmed.
Few details have been released regarding the plot of Mayor of Kingston so far.
What is known though is that it will follow the lives of the McLusky family in Kingston, Michigan, who know that “the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry”.
Mayor of Kingstown is expected to tackle themes such as corruption, inequality and systematic racism.
The new series is going to see how the family attempts to bring “order and justice to a town that has neither”.
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Filming for Mayor of Kingstown took place from May 17, 2021, and was wrapped up on October 2.
Scenes were shot in locations such as Ontario, Brantford and Toronto in Canada.
As the show’s title suggests, plenty of filming also took place in Kingston which is known as the Limestone City.
This is because of Kingston’s 19th Century buildings including the lakeside Kingston City Hall.
Many of the scenes were also filmed at Kingston Penitentiary, a former maximum-security prison.
Dillon, who plays Sheriff Donnie Haskell in Yellowstone, co-created the drama and will be starring as a series regular, although details of his character have remained under wraps.
The actor is originally from Kingston and is partly responsible for the show being set in this location.
In fact, Dillon has been eager to return to Kingston for filming for quite some time.
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Speaking to the Kingston Film Office, Dillon said: “The history, geography and architecture are what make Kingston visually stunning.
“So much so that I would send (the co-creator of the show Taylor Sheridan) photos.
“That’s what actually helped us secure the green light from Paramount to shoot here.
“Bringing it back home has been a lifelong dream.”
According to Kingston Film Office, the Mayor of Kingstown production has been the largest film shoot to take place in the city.
Filming for the show saw more than $2million being spent at local hotels.
According to the hotels, there was more than 80 per cent of their rooms booked in August.
Mayor of Kingstown will premiere on Sunday, November 14, on Paramount Plus in the USA. A UK release date hasn’t been announced.
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