“Tulsa King” Trailer Reveals Sylvester Stallone as Mafia Don on a Mission
Sylvester Stallone as an Italian mobster, freshly sprung from prison, being relocated to run things in Tulsa, Oklahoma? Yeah, we’ll take some of that. What’s more, Sly’s upcoming Tulsa King on Paramount+ comes from two very heavy hitters, creator and Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, who is becoming his own TV studio with his expanding Yellowstone empire, and showrunner and head writer Terrence Winter, who worked on a little series you might have heard called The Sopranos. So yeah, Tulsa King comes to you with some serious pedigree.
Stallone stars as Dwight “The General” Manfredi, a mobster who kept his trap shut for 25 years while in prison and who’s compensated for that loyalty to his mafia brethren in New York by getting shipped off to Tulsa. Once there, Dwight decides to take matters into his own hands and sets about assembling his own crew in an effort to create a rewarding, lucrative criminal world for himself in a town about as far away from his New York City home as he can imagine. The trailer reveals that Sheridan and Winter are going to deliver not only the thrills of the mafia story but some comedy, too. That’s evident when Dwight puts the squeeze on a marijuana dispensary, promising its owner he’ll keep the cops off his back, despite the dispensary being completely legal.
Joining Stallone are Andrea Savage, Martin Starr, Jay Will, Max Casella, Domenick Lombardozzi, Garrett Hedlund, Vincent Piazza, A.C. Peterson, and Dana Delany.
Check out the trailer below. Tulsa King arrives on Paramount+ on November 13.
Here’s the official synopsis for Tulsa King:
TULSA KING follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Sylvester Stallone), just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a “crew” from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. The series also stars Andrea Savage (I’m Sorry), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Max Casella (The Tender Bar), Domenick Lombardozzi (The Irishman), Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire), Jay Will (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), A.C. Peterson (Superman & Lois) with Garrett Hedlund (The United States vs. Billie Holiday).
The series will be executive-produced by Sheridan, Winter, Stallone, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, David Hutkin, and Allen Coulter. Braden Aftergood is also set to executive-produce.
Featured image: Sylvester Stallone is Dwight “The General” Manfredi in “Tulsa King.” Courtesy Paramount Plus.