Paramount+ treated potential fans to a glimpse of Sylvester Stallone as mob boss character Dwight “The General” Manfredi in the mob drama series, Tulsa King.
According to Empire, though Stallone could have plans for a drama series based on his previous works Rocky, and Cobra, he has already returned to TV via Yellowstone, Mayor of Kingstown, and 1883 creator Taylor Sheridan. Continue reading and we’ll tell you what we know.
Image of ‘The General’ Coming to You Via Paramount+ on Twitter
Tulsa King will be Stallone’s first foray into TV as a leading actor in a drama series. The actor/director has guest-starred in several TV dramas such as the 70s shows, Police Story and Kojak, as well as a more recent series, This is Us.
The glimpse at Stallone’s character comes to us from the Paramount+ Twitter account Tweet which reads “Here’s your first look at @TheSlyStallone as New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi in the new #ParamountPlus Original Series, @TulsaKing.”
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) April 29, 2022
Tulsa King’s Slew of Executive Producers
According to Deadline, the new Paramount series is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios and follows New York mob capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi. After being released from prison after doing a 25-yeat bit, Manfredi is exiled to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Once he realizes that he can no longer trust that his mob “family” has his best interests at heart, the General begins to gather his own crew to help him create his own criminal empire in a place that is clearly alien to the mobster.
The new drama series from Talyor Sheridan is brought to life by executive producers Sheridan, Winter, Stallone, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, David Hutkin, and Allen Coulter. Per Deadline, Braden Aftergood is also set to come on as executive producer.
Stallone, Hardly Just an Actor
Initially called Kansas City, Tulsa King will be run by The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire’s Terence Winter. Per Empire, the show represents a push by the Paramount Plus network to include more big names in its shows.
Though Stallone has made numerous cameo appearances on television, the bulk of his career has involved major roles in at least 80 films. The actor has also penned upwards of 25 films and directed eight of those.
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