By Joe Otterson

Paramount Network just can’t get enough of Taylor Sheridan.

The cabler has ordered the scripted drama “Mayor of Kingstown” from Sheridan, who is the co-creator of the hit Paramount Network drama “Yellowstone.” In addition, Paramount Network has renewed Sheridan’s unscripted series “The Last Cowboy” for a second season.

Set in a small Michigan town where the only industry remaining are federal, state, and private prisons, “Mayor of Kingstown” follows the McClusky family, the power brokers between the police, criminals, inmates, prison guards and politicians, in a city completely dependent on prisons and the prisoners they contain.

The series comes from co-creator and executive producer Sheridan, along with co-creator and executive producer Hugh Dillon, executive producer David Glasser, and 101 Studios.

Over its six one-hour episodes, “The Last Cowboy” chronicles the lives of men and women who compete on the regular reining circuit, a western-based competition where riders guide horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins and stops. The series is produced for Paramount Network by Truly Original with Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, Michelle Schiefen and Julie “Bob” Lombardi serving as executive producers. Sheridan, 101 Studios and Glasser serve as executive producers. Tori Socha oversees the production for Paramount Network.

“Yellowstone” has proven to be a major hit for Paramount Network and on cable in general. The series often hits 5 million total viewers in delayed viewing, making it one of the most-watched shows on cable.

Paramount Network also shared a first-look at “Yellowstone” Season 3, which features Josh Holloway in his new role as Roarke Morris on the series.


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Hugh Dillon is Sheriff Haskell in American writer & director Taylor Sheridan’s  (Sicario, Hell or High WaterWind River) new TV series YELLOWSTONE, on Paramount Network. Currently filming Season 2.

Yellowstone is a drama series that follows the Dutton family, led by patriarch John Dutton. The Duttons control the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S. and must contend with constant attacks by land developers, clashes with an Indian reservation and conflict with America’s first national park. Medical issues and family secrets put strain on the Duttons, and political aspirations and outside partnerships threaten their future.

Starring Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser and Danny Huston.



Aug 3, 2017 by Bob Mondello

Loss Piles Up Deep As Wyoming Snow Drifts In ‘Wind River’….

Hugh Dillon, Elizabeth Olsen and Graham Greene star in Wind River

When a Native American teenager is found dead, FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olson, center) works with local police (Graham Greene, right, Hugh Dillon) to figure out what happened. Fred Hayes/The Weinstein Company

Taylor Sheridan’s tense, terse police procedural/Western, Wind River, begins with an icy, moonlit, Wyoming landscape. There’s no one for miles, except a gasping, Native American teenage girl running in the snow, terrified and barefoot.

She falls. Screams. Gets up. Runs some more.

Cut to bright daylight. A wolf stalking a flock of sheep. A shot rings out as this predator is felled by another: a marksman who, in his snow-camouflage gear, blends invisibly into the landscape. Cory (played by Jeremy Renner) also blends in socially, though there aren’t many folks to blend in with next to the Wind River Indian Reservation. His being close to the people there is what makes this film compelling in a genre that’s become so cut-and-dried the term “thriller” barely describes it any more.

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Nov 13, 2016 by Dave McNary (film reporter)

The story is set in 2030 with global warming wreaking havoc in parts of the American Midwest. In its attempt to take hold of the economic recession, a government agency called The Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden.

Rob King directed ‘The Humanity Bureau’ from a script written by Dave Schultz. Nicolas Cage, Sarah Lind, Jakob Davies and Hugh Dillon make up the lead cast.

It’s shot in the Barco Escape multi-screen, panoramic movie format (Star Trek Beyond). Portions of the film are also shot in Virtual Reality.



Photographs copyrighted and owned by ‘The Humanity Bureau’. All rights reserved by the film.


Hugh Dillon appears in the new installment of David Lynch’s groundbreaking 1990 supernatural mystery series Twin Peaksalongside such names as Ashley Judd, Laura Dern, Tom Sizemore and Kyle MacLachlan.


March 18, 2016 by Nellie Andreeva

I have learned that Ana de la Reguera (Narcos) and Hugh Dillon (The Killing) are among the latest actors to quietly book arcs on the upcoming new installment of David Lynch’s groundbreaking 1990 supernatural mystery series Twin Peaks.

They join returning star Kyle MacLachlan, who is reprising his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper from the original series. New cast additions for the new season, set for an early 2017 premiere, are also believed to include Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Judd, Tom Sizemore, Balthazar Getty, Patrick Fischler, David Dastmalchian, Grant Goodeve, Larry Clarke and Caleb Landry Jones.

Lynch is directing the new installment from a script he co-wrote with fellow Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost.

Dillon also recently booked a supporting role in Taylor Sheridan-directed Wind River opposite Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. He’s repped by Gersh, LINK, and Bernie Breen Management in Toronto. De la Reguera has recurred as Elisa Alvaro on Narcos and Paola on Jane The Virgin. She is repped by Paradigm, ROAR and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.


June 19, 2017 by Noel Murray

I don’t think we’re supposed to attach any significance (yet) to the wheelchair-bound, tube-laden man named Tom Paige whom Ben’s secretary Beverly comes home to toward the end of the episode. I don’t think we’ve seen him before, nor has he even been alluded to, to the best of my recollection. He is, however, played by Hugh Dillon, who was amazing as a burned-out punk rocker in the Canadian cult film “Hard Core Logo,” so he’s welcome to stick around.



From the multi-award winning creators of the hit series Flashpoint, Mark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern, CBC and Temple Street Productions (Orphan Black) announce the start of production on the highly-anticipated original series CAMP X, shooting on location in Budapest, Hungary until the end of the October. The eight-episode, one-hour series is set to air in early 2015.

CAMP X is an emotionally driven adventure drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of a team of highly skilled young recruits – Canadian, American and British – torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. Inspired by remarkable true stories, CAMP X is about the origin of spycraft.

¬†Teaming up again with Ellis & Morgenstern is Hugh Dillon (Flashpoint, The Killing).The series’ international ensemble cast also includes Evelyne Brochu (Orphan Black, Pawn Sacrifice); Jack Laskey (Endeavour, Hatfields and McCoys); Warren Brown (Luther, By Any Means); Dustin Milligan (Demonic, 90210); Connor Price (Being Human, Carrie); Lara Jean Chorostecki (Hannibal, Copper); and special guest Francois Arnaud (The Borgias).

¬†”CAMP X is a story we’ve been burning to tell for a long time. ¬†It’s incredibly powerful to see it take shape in the hands of so many talented people,” say creators Ellis and Morgenstern.

See the full press release here.


“This guy’s a time bomb and you’re about to see what lights the fuse,” Dillon tells THR of prison guard Francis Becker’s breakdown.


The Killing continues to head into deeper, darker territory.

With Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) and Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) on the road to solving the season’s mystery of the dangerous serial killer targeting street kids, another story line is just as significant. Death row prison guard Francis Becker (Hugh Dillon) finds himself in “a dark duet” with imprisoned inmate Ray Seward (Peter Sarsgaard), behind bars for allegedly murdering his wife years prior.

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For Canadian actor Dillon, who appeared on Continuum and starred in Flashpoint, Becker is “giving a master class in dysfunction to tell you the truth,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter. “He’s a product of his environment. He’s emotionally bankrupt. He’s struggling to keep some semblance of humanity.” He likens The Killing to “a poisonous flower: the more it unfolds, the more you’re in it and the more deadly it gets.”

Filming the scenes between Becker and Ray “couldn’t be better,” with the actor recalling a time when Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Rachel Getting Married) was directing he and Sarsgaard ‚Äî an actor Dillon admires. “This isn’t network television. It’s elaborate and so beautifully written and the kind of thing that as an actor you’re waiting to do and hoping you get to do these kind of roles,” Dillon says. “I look for parts and roles on film and shows I’m interested in that are exciting to be a part and this was that.”

Dillon characterizes the Becker-Ray dynamic as remarkably tense. “It’s a dark duel. It’s the antagonist’s antagonist. It’s the bad guy to the bad guy, who’s cloaked as an authority figure,” he says. “[The writing] instilled that kind of tension in the words and the characters.”

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Becker heads into “very dark” places, but Dillon reassures that hints of who this guy is have been inserted along the way. “As the [season] goes on, you see what the psychological baggage he carries with him is and that is his family,” he says. “He is the dark lord in the prison. He is the master of that domain. That’s why he has such a problem with Seward. His home life is, for a guy like that, so dysfunctional, it’s killing him.”

Acting primarily in a stale, static environment such as a prison wasn’t as challenging for Dillon as one might think ‚Äî though he “tended not to” look to past prison documentaries or films in preparation for the role. Having grown up in a town with five penitentiaries, Dillon was “aware of that environment,” instead speaking to correctional officers for research. “Shooting in such a dark, depressing place just helps you in every regard when you’re acting because going on to that set,” he says, “it’s a character in and of itself.”

In a show like The Killing, where every one is a suspect in the season-long mystery, Dillon knows that the light is also being shined on Becker. “There are a few episodes coming up where you go, ‘He’s the guy,’ ” he says.

The seventh episode of the season, “Hope Kills,” “really reveals Becker’s underbelly in terms of his home life and what makes him tick. This guy’s a time bomb and you’re about to see what lights the fuse,” Dillon says. “Ray’s a master manipulator. He chips at Becker to make him comfortable and react.”

How different of a place does Becker end up in at the end of the season? “It’s night and day,” Dillon says. “It comes down to the effect that this kind of job and this kind of lifestyle [has] ‚Äî it’s almost like post-traumatic stress. It affects every element of this guy’s personality, of his emotional life, of his humanity ‚Äî right down to his son and his wife. The end is a beautifully-written piece because it really shows the reverberations of crime and punishment on an individual.”

The Killing airs 9 p.m. Sundays on AMC.

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Here’s what you have been waiting for! Hugh Dillon and Enrico Colantoni’s 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, short cuts Canada film ISSUES, can now be viewed outside of the theatre. A big thank you to Bravo!FACT for their immense support in bringing this project to life.