Tulsa King: Yellowstone Creator Taylor Sheridan’s New Mafia Series

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Taylor Sheridan is a man who cannot be stopped. In the past 18 months alone, the creative tour de force has penned Stefano Sollima’s Without Remorse starring Michael B. Jordan, written and directed his own feature-length effort in Those Who Wish Me Dead starring Angelina Jolie and Jon Bernthal, as well as launched two new shows – the Yellowstone prequel 1883 and the gritty Mayor of Kingstown fronted by Jeremy Renner. What exactly is next for the screenwriting genius behind Sicario? It ain’t a vacation, that’s for damn certain. Aside from further expanding the Yellowstone Cinematic Universe, it’s Tulsa King (formerly: Kansas City). And it’ll mark the television debut of Hollywood royalty, Sylvester Stallone.

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What is Tulsa King?

Taylor Sheridan has co-created the upcoming Paramount series with the one and only Terence Winter. If that name sounds familiar, there’s a very good reason. Winter honed his craft as a writer and executive producer for classic HBO mob drama The Sopranos before creating the premium cable network’s other hit mob drama Boardwalk Empire. Somewhere along the way, he also found time to adapt Jordan Belfort’s ludicrous life story into a screenplay for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.



According to Deadline, here’s what we’re in for with Tulsa King:

Tulsa King follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (portrayed by Sylvester Stallone) who - as he's being released from prison after 25 years - is unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma and start his new life. Realizing that his mob family might not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a new crew from a group of unlikely characters - one that prioritizes loyalty - to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet.
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Why does Sylvester Stallone want to do television now?

Previously, actors viewed navigating from feature-length films to television as a career setback. Generally speaking, you’d only wanted to “progress” the other way. But since the renaissance of the small screen, which hailed a new era rich with premium short-form, serialised content – i.e. anything HBO did from the aforementioned The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire to True Detective, AMC’s Mad Men and Breaking Bad, Netflix’s House of Cards – television has proven to be superior in terms of storytelling and storytelling opportunities.

In terms of why the Rocky Balboa star is gunning to make his small screen debut right now at the ripe age of 75 – and after over half a century as a big-screen fixture, no less – it comes down to the prospect of collaborating with Mr Sheridan himself, as well as crossing another item off the old career checklist.

“He’s bringing back a kind of rugged individualism that has been sorely lacking,” Sylvester Stallone says of Taylor Sheridan.

“Every time I see a gangster-type film, I think: ‘I can do that.’” 

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“Taylor is a prolific creator because of the multi-dimensional characters he creates and the complex worlds he builds,” adds David C. Glasser, executive producer and CEO of 101 Studios.



“To be able to have Sylvester playing one of these characters is truly a privilege. And on top of that, we have Terence producing the project with us, who is responsible for some of the most captivating, deeply respected television shows in history. We are thrilled that ViacomCBS has partnered with us to help tell this story.”

Who are the Tulsa King cast members?

Tulsa King stars Sylvester Stallone. The legendary actor is joined by Domenick Lombardozzi as Charles ‘Chickie’ Invernizzi, Max Casella as Armand Truisi, Vincent Piazza as Vince Antonacci, Dashiell Connery as Clint, Jeff Panzarella as Carmine, Chris Caldovino as Goodie Carangi, Jay Will as Tyson, Parker Cassady as Cowboy, Blakelyn Giles as Cooper “Military,” and more.

Tulsa King: Yellowstone Creator Taylor Sheridan’s New Mafia Series

When is the Tulsa King release date?

Tulsa King now has a confirmed release date of November 13th, 2022 – right behind Yellowstone season 5 (November 20th, 2022). In line with the deal Taylor Sheridan inked a little while back, the upcoming series is destined for Paramount+. Bonus: we’re receiving two episodes straight off the bat. How good.

Do we have a Tulsa King trailer?

At this stage, we don’t have a Tulsa King trailer. Just an official first look image of Sylvester Stallone as Dwight “The General” Manfredi standing in what appears to be Downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma; along with some screengrabs from a Paramount+ promo reel and some less-than-official shots of Sly in real life standing around with a film crew.


Check out the first look image of Sly as Dwight “The General” Manfredi in Taylor Sheridan’s Tulsa King above.