Sylvester Stallone ‘s latest project should be of particular interest to those who want the «The Expendables» star in another role than as an aging action warhorse. In his first series leading role ever, Stallone plays a well-rounded gangster in » Tulsa King «.
The streaming service Paramount+, on which “Tulsa King” will run in the USA, has now published the first picture on Twitter – and Stallone cuts a pretty good figure as mafia king Dwight “The General” Manfredi in a chic suit and makes his self-confident attitude clear that this bandage belongs to him:
Sylvester Stallone as a mafia boss is of course a good argument to make a note of the series, but it gets even better: Because the series involves a man who is better at mafia epics than almost anyone else. After all, Terence Winter has already given us – as author and producer – the legendary mafia series “ The Sopranos ”. Winter also developed the gangster series Boardwalk Empire and wrote the screenplay for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street .
«Tulsa King»: Mafia epic from the thriller expert
Not only the «Sopranos» author is a well-known name behind the camera of «Tulsa King», as a developer and producer, Taylor Sheridan , the screenwriter of the tough drug cartel thriller » Sicario » is also behind the project, which has been for Paramount for a been producing quality series for quite some time — including » Yellowstone » and » Mayor Of Kingstown «.
There is already a brief synopsis of “Tulsa King”: The New York mafia giant Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Stallone) spent 25 years in prison and after his release is unceremoniously deported to Tulsa by his boss to be there to run the business. Manfredi quickly realizes that his mafia family is not exactly interested in his well-being and he decides to set up his own crew. To do this, he gathers rather unusual characters around him who are supposed to help him create a new criminal empire in a world that is completely foreign to him.
Tulsa King is slated to premiere in the US in fall 2022. It is not yet known when and where the series will be shown in Germany.
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