Developed by Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon, the Mayor of Kingstown crime series revolves around the McLusky family who made much of their fortune as the link between law enforcement and criminal elements in the homonymous town, which has seven prisons within 10 miles gives. The politically savvy oldest brother is initially known as the city’s mayor. A title he won through influence and power rather than election.
After Mitch is murdered, his more brutal younger brother Mike (Jeremy Renner) steps up to fill the vacant post. If you like Mayor of Kingstown and want to watch similar series, we have the perfect list of recommendations for you. Most of these Mayor of Kingston-like series can be seen on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
7. The Righteous Gemstones (2019-)
The Righteous Gemstones series is a black comedy that tells the story of the family of the same name who made ridiculous fortunes by running evangelical mega-churches. The critically acclaimed HBO series was created by Danny McBride, who also stars as Jesse, the oldest of the Gemstone children. In both Mayor of Kingstown and The Righteous Gemstones, one of the central themes is corruption. While Mayor of Kingstown focuses on the corruption of power, The Righteous Gemstones is about the corruption of faith.
6. The Wire (2002-2008)
When The Wire first aired, the response was poor, but it’s now considered one of the best TV series of all time. The crime drama is set in Baltimore, Maryland and has a variety of characters representing different aspects of life. While the series is ultimately a crime drama, it never limits itself to defining that genre and instead explores the complexities of Baltimore as a city. Like Mayor of Kingstown, The Wire addresses issues such as systemic racism, inequality and corruption. The two series also feature important commentary on the American judicial system.
5. Godfather of Harlem (2019-)
Inspired by the life of the real-life crime boss Bumpy Johnson, Godfather of Harlem is a historical crime series. Returning to Harlem after spending a decade in prison, Bumpy finds that the Italian Mafia has taken over the neighborhood in his absence. He then teams up with the fiery Muslim clergyman Malcolm X to bring order to the place where they both grew up. Like Mayor of Kingstown, Godfather of Harlem shows how one can be an embodiment of social corruption and greed and still be a force for good. Like the McLusky family, Bumpy wants to keep his community in order first and foremost.
4. Yellowstone (2018-)
Taylor Sheridan, the co-creator of Mayor of Kingstown, is also the co-creator of Yellowstone, a neo-western drama series. As in Mayor of Kingstown, a family is at the center of the plot in Yellowstone. In this case, it is the Dutton family, who appear to own the largest ranch in the country. The family, led by Patriarch John Dutton, appears to be in a constant battle with various nefarious groups who want to usurp their land.
3. The Sopranos (1999-2007)
Sopranos is a black comedy series with a crime story created by David Chase. The main character is Tony Soprano, who as a family man and ruthless Mafia boss in New Jersey struggles through the intricacies of family life. Aside from an emphasis on crime and family, the protagonists of Mayor of Kingstown and The Sopranos are quite similar. Both Mike and Tony can be incredibly charming, and that’s not something they only pretend to be in public. At the same time, however, they are also psychopaths who destroy everything that gets in their way.
2. Succession (2018-)
‘Succession’ follows the members of the 0.1% Roy family who control the Waystar RoyCo media conglomerate. As the health of the family patriarch Logan Roy worsened in recent years, a bitter and often sinfully amusing battle began between his four children. Succession undermines the family scheme and shows how petty and destructive family members can be towards one another, but it plays with themes similar to Mayor of Kingstown, which include the pursuit of power and greed.
1. Peaky Blinders (2013-)
The Irish Romanesque Shelby family is at the center of the Peaky Blinders narrative. Though gangsters like the McLusky family, they have earned respect and admiration in their post-war Birmingham community. Thomas Tommy Shelby is a combination of Mitch and Mike. He is an intellectual leader who knows how to manipulate politicians, law enforcement agencies and his competitors. At the same time, however, he can also be as cruel as necessary when his family is threatened.