A few years ago, you probably didn't have the following statement on your streaming wars bingo card: To Tulsa, Sylvester Stallone is travelling.
The "Rocky" actor will play his first significant television role in Taylor Sheridan's upcoming Paramount+ series "Tulsa King." In the mafia drama, Stallone plays a lifelong gangster who is compelled to move to Oklahoma in order to start a new gambling and racketeering business for his previous family (as if Lincoln Riley had not left the state with enough issues to deal with). Once there, he discovers that only Sylvester Stallone can make a significant stir in the normally peaceful criminal underworld of the second largest city in the Sooner State.
The official synopsis for the show claims that "Tulsa King" follows "New York mafia capo Dwight 'The General' Manfredi (Stallone) shortly after he is summarily deported by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after serving 25 years in jail. Dwight steadily assembles a "crew" out of a cast of oddballs after realising that his mob family might not be acting in his best interests, aiding in the establishment of a new criminal empire in what seems to him to be another planet.
Andrea Savage, Martin Starr, Jay Will, Max Casella, Domenick Lombardozzi, Vincent Piazza, A.C. Peterson, Garrett Hedlund, and Dana Delany are among the other actors who appear in "Tulsa King" in addition to Stallone.
The show is Taylor Sheridan's most recent Paramount+ production, and he has a strong case for being the busiest actor on television. Despite having nine programmes in various stages of development at the studio, including the planned "Yellowstone" spinoffs "1923" and "6666," the Oscar-nominated screenwriter is most known for inventing "Yellowstone" and its spinoff "1883."
There is much to look forward to for Stallone fans as well. In addition to appearing on your TV screens every week, the action legend will return to the big screen in 2023 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" and "The Expendables 4" as Stakar Ogord and Barney Ross, respectively.
The first episode of "Tulsa King" will air on Paramount+ on Sunday, November 13, and additional episodes will follow every week.