A few years ago, this probably wouldn’t have been on your streaming wars bingo card: Sylvester Stallone will be in Tulsa soon.
The star of “Rocky” will play his first major TV role in the new Paramount+ show “Tulsa King,” which was created by Taylor Sheridan. Stallone plays a longtime gangster who has to move to Oklahoma to start a new racketeering and gambling business for his old family (as if Lincoln Riley didn’t leave Oklahoma with enough problems to deal with).
Once he gets there, he makes a big splash in the criminal underbelly of Sooner State’s second-largest city in a way that only Sylvester Stallone can.
According to the show’s official description, “Tulsa King” is about “New York mafia boss Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Stallone), who is sent to Tulsa, Oklahoma, by his boss right after he gets out of prison after 25 years.
Sylvester Stallone is heading to Tulsa.
When Dwight realizes that his mob family might not have his best interests in mind, he slowly puts together a “crew” of strange people and helps build a new criminal empire in a place that might as well be on another planet.
In addition to Stallone, the cast of “Tulsa King” includes Andrea Savage, Martin Starr, Jay Will, Max Casella, Domenick Lombardozzi, Vincent Piazza, A.C. Peterson, Garrett Hedlund, and Dana Delany.
The show is Taylor Sheridan’s latest Paramount+ show. He has a strong case to be called television’s busiest man. The Oscar-nominated screenwriter is best known for making “Yellowstone” and “1883,” which was a spinoff of “Yellowstone.” But he has nine shows in various stages of development with the studio. Two of them, “1923” and “6666,” are spinoffs of “Yellowstone” and will air soon.
Fans of Sylvester Stallone also have a lot to look forward to. In 2023, the action legend will be on TV every week and will also play Stakar Ogord again in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” and Barney Ross one last time in “The Expendables 4.”
The first episode of “Tulsa King” will air on Paramount+ on Sunday, November 13, and new episodes will stream every week.
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