Jeremy Renner is back as Hawkeye in the new Marvel TV series “Hawkeye,” airing at 10 p.m. Tuesday on Netflix.
But he’s got a bunch of other stuff cooking, starting with “We Have a Mayor in Kingstown,” a new series premiering at 9 p.m. Friday on the AT&T Audience Network.
“It’s about a small town in Rhode Island where the mayor is basically Donald Trump,” Renner said. “There’s a red herring that he’s a scientist, but he’s actually a pretty homophobic dude who lied about being a scientist. A lot of homophobia, a lot of racism, and other crazy things. But he’s running for president — on a platform of not caring about women, not caring about gay people, not caring about immigrants. It’s that guy, in the bunker.”
Viewers get a chuckle out of the comparison. But whatever.
The series is centered on a small town in Rhode Island where the mayor — that is, Renner’s character — is playing out his self-serving life.
“He’s trying to save his town, and save his job, and keep his money and keep his wife in a job,” Renner said. “It’s a real world of blue-collar South.”
The show was produced in Rhode Island and filmed in Toronto.
Renner got the idea for the show while looking at a couple of old hand-me-down cars in his garage.
“It started off a joke,” Renner said. “I want to do a TV show set in a small town.”