Hulu’s Mike star Ash Santos is joining the cast of Paramount+ original series Mayor of Kingstown for Season 2.
Mayor of Kingstown is a crime drama centering around America’s prison system. The series follows the McLusky family in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. The family of power brokers between police, criminals, inmates, prison guards and politicians and tackles themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality. The crime thriller series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither.
The series stars regulars Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, Hugh Dillon, Taylor Handley, Emma Laird, Tobi Bamtefa, Derek Webster, Nishi Munshi, Hamish Allan-Headley, and Aidan Gillen.
Santos joins Mayor of Kingstown season 2 as Coco, a nightclub dancer at Cavo.
Production on Season 2 is currently underway in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The series returns on January 15.
Mayor of Kingstown is executive produced by co-creators Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon, alongside Renner, Antoine Fuqua, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, Michael Friedman, Dave Erickson, Regina Corrado, and Stephen Kay. The project is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios, and Bosque Ranch Productions.
Santos’s credits include Hulu’s Mike, Netflix’s True Story, Netflix’s Night Teeth, Heat of Champions and American Horror Story: Apocalypse.