— 1 May 2023

WATCH: Sylvester Stallone Goes Full Kardashian In First Trailer For His Reality Series

— 1 May 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Although many of us had already anticipated Tulsa King wouldn’t be Sylvester Stallone’s sole experiment with leading a television series, it’s safe to say none of us saw anything like Paramount+’s The Family Stallone coming.

Taking a page out of the Kardashian-Jenner clan’s playbook, this eight-episode reality format will follow the iconic action star of Rocky, Rambo, and The Expendables fame, as well as give an insight into the undoubtedly thrilling lives of his wife, Jennifer Flavin Stallone, and their daughters: Sophia, Sistine, Scarlet.

The official description for Paramount+’s The Family Stallone is as follows…

Sylvester Stallone is ready to give cameras access to what he would consider the greatest role of his lifetime: dad. This new series starring Stallone’s three daughters, wife, and himself offers a seat at the table of one of Hollywood’s most famous families.

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During a cover story interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sly explained the logic behind signing onto a project of this nature (read: defended the idea of reality television).

“I felt as though I wasted a lot of time. Now I realise there are only so many bullets left in the gun. Very few,” said Sylvester Stallone.

“When you’re young, you’re just haphazardly shooting wildly and hope you hit something. Now you don’t have the luxury of missing — especially with the family and the kids. I find that to be my biggest regret.”

“Everyone goes, ‘I wish I’d shown love more’ or ‘I wish I’d spent more time with the kids.’ I’m riding that boat. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to do the reality show that I’ve been taking a lot of shit for.”

“I thought it would be the ultimate home movie. This is a chance where I’m going to be with my kids under a work condition where they get to see me in action and I get to see them in action. What you will see is the real truth. This is a great opportunity.”

“I don’t look at it as stooping to conquer. But each time you go in a different direction, people go: ‘Oh God, you must be in [financial] trouble.’ Just the opposite.”

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In related news, Sylvester Stallone has recently hinted at the possibility of acting retirement after Taylor Sheridan’s (Yellowstone, Sicario) latest hit series, the aforementioned Tulsa King.

“I think this may be my swan song,” the 76-year-old Hollywood veteran told Indiewire.

For those out of the loop, the crime drama – which only premiered late last year – is centred upon a New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Stallone), who is released from prison after 25 years, and exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Realising that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a crew to make the best out of a bad situation.

Sheridan co-created Tulsa King alongside Terence Winter – writer and executive producer for classic HBO mob drama The Sopranos, creator of the premium cable network’s other hit mob drama Boardwalk Empire. Somewhere in between all that, Winter also found time to adapt Jordan Belfort’s ludicrous life story into a screenplay for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. A killer three-way collaboration if we ever did hear one.

As for the matter of when you can expect The Family Stallone, Paramount+ has indicated it’ll hit the US, Canada, Latin America, and Brazil from May 17th; before streaming in the UK, Australia, and Italy from May 18th – check out the trailer above.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]