Dianne Wiest talks ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ and More!

Posted in DVD/Blu-Ray, Interviews, Paramount + by - September 28, 2022
Dianne Wiest talks ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ and More!

Veteran actress Dianne Wiest gave us some pretty spectacular roles over the years. However, shooting in Kingston, Ontario for her latest series is hands down one of her favorite working experiences.

We all know and love Dianne Wiest from the dozens of roles she has played over the years. She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in, Hannah and Her Sisters. She then played moms in Parenthood, Edward Scissorhands and the series Life In Pieces, she is now playing a very different kind of mother in the hit TV series, The Mayor of Kingstown.

Mayor of Kingstown hails from Yellowstone co-creator and Academy Award ® nominee Taylor Sheridan and Canada’s own Hugh Dillon. It follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Wiest plays Mariam McClusky mom to three sons played by Jeremy Renner, Kyle Chandler and Taylor Handley.

The series tackles themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality. It provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither. The original drama series produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios first launched in November 2021 with TV’s #1 show, Yellowstone. It serves as a launchpad airing a special simulcast event for the series’ premiere on Paramount Network.

The premiere of Mayor of Kingstown was the #1 original scripted drama on Paramount+ since the rebrand and cable’s biggest new scripted premiere since “Yellowstone” in June 2018 with 2.6 million total viewers.

Now available on DVD and Blu-Ray, The Mayor of Kingstown Season One three-disc Blu-ray or DVD sets include all 10 uncensored episodes from the inaugural season, along with more than two hours of special features as detailed below:


Behind the Story segments for each episode
Perdition: Making Mayor of Kingstown
Zero Sum Game: The Finale
Inside Mayor of Kingstown
Character Spots
Cast Favourite Scenes

Season one features an all-star cast, including Academy Award ® nominee Jeremy Renner, Academy Award ® winner Dianne Wiest. The cast also includes Emmy Award ® winner Kyle Chandler, Hugh Dillon, Taylor Handley, Emma Laird, Tobi Bamtefa, Derek Webster, Hamish Allan-Headley, Pha’rez Lass and Aidan Gillen.

Our Bonnie Laufer spoke with Dianne Wiest about her role in Mayor of Kingstown, shooting in Kingston Ontario and surprise… the director she has learned the most from that she has worked with.

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