The trailer features different members of the McLusky family speaking dialogue from the series that gives an idea of the conflicts that the show will explore. First up is Mike, who says, “Every member of my family fights this fight.” That might sound inspiring on another show, but here it’s more of a threat. We know this, because Mike goes on to actually threaten someone — a dancer played by Emma Laird (via Deadline). She’s from out of town, and Mike bluntly tells her that Kingstown doesn’t welcome outsiders.
Up next is Kyle, who complains about the “burdens” the family deals with. “We help these parasites,” referring to the prisoners in their facility. “You hold it together for everyone else.”
But Miriam has a different take: “You’re couriers. Fix-it men. Part-time gangsters,” she says, over a clip of Mike beating someone up.
Then there are several shots that show Mike spiraling out of control. We see Mike working both sides of the law, dealing with gangsters and inserting himself into law enforcement operations. “Every once in a while it’s nice to remind them: They’re the prisoners, not us,” he says.
Then it shifts over to show the point of view of one of the people affected by the corrupt McLusky family, an ex-con played by Tobi Bamtefa. “Once you’ve been in the jaws of the beast, some day you’re gonna finish his meal.”
The trailer concludes with another scene between Mike and Iris. She’s worried that her life is ruined. But Mike has some bad news: “It’s not torn to pieces. Not even close. It’s coming.”
The 10-episode first season of “Mayor of Kingstown” premieres November 14, 2021.