Hugh Dillon is a man of many talents, including acting, writing and rocking — the latter done with his band, Headstones. The acting writing and producing skills were put to the test this third season on the Paramount Plus drama Mayor of Kingstown

Dillon and his series co-creator Taylor Sheridan (Yellowstone; Tulsa King) made it their mission to put their lead, Jeremy Renner, firmly back on his feet again after the actor suffered a horrible accident in January of 2023. Renner’s Mayor “Mike” McLusky spends most episodes racing from one crisis to another as he tries to settle gang wars that are constantly errupting in his prison town. 

Viewers will see McLusky pick up right where he left off at the end of Season 2, with Renner showing no signs of the damage he suffered as a result of being crushed under a  seven ton snow plow.

“We weren’t trying to hide or cover anything,” says Dillon. “The whole thing was built to make Jeremy Renner have a great season — tht’s what it was all about.”

On this episode, Dillon also references his former series, Flashpoint, his years growing up in his own prison town, Kingston, Ont., and his new album with the Headstones. To listen to the conversation, please click on the white arrow in the blue circle, above.

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