It’s the first leading role for a “Rocky” star! In “Tulsa King” Sylvester Stallone plays a gangster who is released from prison after many years. The official is among other things the author of “Soprano”. Here is the first teaser:
Even at the age of 75, motion legend Sylvester Stallone still faces new challenges. After several “Rocky”, “Rambo” and “Expendables” films, he is finally taking his first leading role in a series. In “Tulsa King”, Foxy slips into the role of a gang leader who is released after 25 years in prison. Now there’s finally a first glimpse of the series, in the form of a short teaser trailer.
This is what Tulsa King is all about.
Dwight Manfredi (Sylvester Stallone) has spent the past two and a half decades behind bars. As a former New York mafia capo nicknamed “The General”, he must find his way back to the real world after his release. However, his family does not help him much. He had to endure threats and his boss flew him away to the quiet Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Abandoned by his old comrades, Manfredi seizes the opportunity and builds his own mafia empire in a strange environment.
Top-notch cast – also behind the camera
Sylvester Stallone isn’t the only reason Tulsa King is on your radar. Because the creators of the series are Taylor Sheridan and Terence Winter. Sheridan has written screenplays for Wind River and Hell Or High Water in the New West as well as action hits to Sicario over the past several years. He also created some popular series in the western genre, thriller and crime with “Yellowstone”, “1883” and “Mayor of Kingstown”.
On the other hand, Winter is very familiar with the mafia environment: he was one of the most important screenwriters on the series The Sopranos, and then created his own famous gangster series “Boardwalk Empire”.
Tulsa King premiered in the United States on November 13, 2022 on Paramount+. The streaming service is set to go live in Germany this year, but there’s no exact date yet, neither for Paramount Plus nor for “Tulsa King”.
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