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Sylvester Stallone in 'Tulsa King' season 1 (2023) | Image: Paramount+

Tulsa King Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

Taylor Sheridan’s small-screen domination continues. Alongside the immensely popular Yellowstone franchise, Sheridan’s recent crime drama Tulsa King has established itself as one of Paramount+‘s most high-profile original TV series to date.

Season one of the Sylvester Stallone-starring crime drama TV series follows the gripping tale of Dwight “The General” Manfredi, a New York Mafia capo, who after serving a 25-year prison sentence is banished to Tulsa, Oklahoma, by his crime boss. In this unfamiliar and uncharted territory, Stallone’s Dwight seizes the opportunity, swiftly setting up shop and recruiting new members to build his own criminal empire from scratch. However, with an extended break between seasons and the recent Hollywood strike throwing production into dispute, many fans have been left wondering what happened to Tulsa King?

The good news is that Paramount+ has already given the go-ahead for Tulsa King season two. Late last year, the streaming service promised an even more action-packed and thrilling experience, with Sylvester Stallone reprising his role as the lead.

Given the first iteration’s tremendous reception (and how things ended), it was only natural for Dwight Manfredi and the crew to return for Tulsa King season two. As the anticipation for the next chapter in Dwight’s journey grows, we’re here to dish out all the exciting details about Stallone’s forthcoming TV venture in Tulsa King season two.

Tulsa King Season 2 Production Update

Despite receiving an official renewal for season two way back in 2022, Paramount has kept the Tulsa King season two release date under wraps. The series encountered a major setback in February this year when season one showrunner Terence Winter departed due to “creative differences” with Taylor Sheridan.

Moreover, the now finalised writers’ strike added to the uncertainty, further clouding the possibility of a debut for Tulsa King season two anytime soon. Acknowledging the strike’s impact on the writing of the show’s second season, Stallone wholeheartedly stood behind the Writers Guild of America (WGA) in their negotiations for a fair deal.

Sylvester Stallone in 'Tulsa King' season 1 (2023) | Image: Paramount+
Sylvester Stallone in ‘Tulsa King’ season 1 (2023) | Image: Paramount+

In an interview with Newsweek, he stated, “It’s definitely affecting work because we can’t move forward with a lot of projects, especially Tulsa King. But I think it’s changed so much that the writers do have a serious gripe. They’re in a grievance that it’s changed. There’s not enough work to keep all these writers going and then they’re living under this cloud of AI. It’s a very terrifying time to be a writer.”

In February, Martin Starr, known for his role as Bodhi, revealed to Collider that there is no set start date for production on Tulsa King season two. “I think they’re working out so many details,” Starr said. So judging by the state of things, it’s unlikely that we will get to see the Tulsa King season two release date anytime before 2024.

Vincent Piazza in 'Tulsa King' season 1 (2023) | Image: Paramount+
Vincent Piazza in ‘Tulsa King’ season 1 (2023) | Image: Paramount+

Tulsa King Season 2 Rumoured Plot

Paramount+ has also been keeping a tight lid on the Tulsa King season two plot. With the series yet to enter production and a new showrunner coming on board, the direction of the storyline remains uncertain. However, given season one’s conclusion, chances are that the new Tulsa King episodes will pick up where we left Stallone’s Manfredi.

The debut season followed Stallone’s character as he made his way from New York to Tulsa after serving time in prison. Tasked by the Invernizzi family, he sets out to build a powerful criminal syndicate in the heartland of Oklahoma.

During season one, Manfredi climbed the ranks in the area’s chaotic criminal underworld, establishing himself as a formidable figure and the proverbial king of Tulsa. However, his newfound empire faced a grave threat during the thrilling season finale. Manfredi’s world was turned upside down as he once again found himself entangled in legal trouble, all thanks to a clever setup by Stacey.

2023 Writers Guild of America Strike | Image: Fabebk/Wikipedia
2023 Writers Guild of America Strike | Image: Fabebk/Wikipedia

While the strike cast a shadow over the second season, Stallone has previously expressed support and empathy for the writers. He acknowledged the challenges that writers face in today’s ever-changing industry, describing it as a “scary time” for those in the writing profession. Notably, he highlighted the dire circumstances faced by writers working on shows similar to his own, shedding light on their difficult situation.

He said, “(The writers) they work on, like, for our show (Tulsa King), eight episodes, and then you’re done, and that’s it. Like, ‘What do I live on for the rest of the year?’ sort of a thing. So I understand their plight.”

Domenick Lombardozzi and A.C. Peterson in 'Tulsa King' season 1 (2023) | Image: Paramount+
Domenick Lombardozzi and A.C. Peterson in ‘Tulsa King’ season 1 (2023) | Image: Paramount+

What We Think Season 2 of Tulsa King Will Be About

While no official statements have been made regarding the Tulsa King season two plot, the first instalment finale did provide some hints as to where the series will go. In the explosive climax of season one, Dwight and his crew managed to wipe out the rival biker gang led by the notorious local kingpin, Waltrip Waltrip (played by Ritchie Coster). Nevertheless, king of Tulsa Dwight finds himself still facing some adversaries. Among them is Stacy Beale, his love interest throughout the first season, who ultimately betrays him, resulting in his arrest during the gripping finale.

With Stacy hot on his heels, Dwight’s problems are far from over. Chickie, the new boss of the Invernizzi family, is out for blood after Dwight severed all connections with him. So we expect a ton of trouble (and drama) ahead for Dwight and the gang. There are chances we might see some new characters in Tulsa King season two, adding even more intensity to the high-stakes revenge plots and heart-pounding drama.

Sylvester Stallone in 'Tulsa King' season 1 (2023) | Image: Paramount+
Sylvester Stallone in ‘Tulsa King’ season 1 (2023) | Image: Paramount+

Expected Cast of Tulsa King Season 2

The season one finale didn’t take anyone down, so it’s a good bet that all our favourite characters will be returning to the cast of Tulsa King for the new instalment. Stallone’s New York mafia capo will be back in action, and it looks like most of the gang from the first season will be sticking around too, with the new season likely introducing a few fresh faces. Here’s a full Tulsa King season two cast list we currently expect to see, though future announcements may alter this lineup.

  • Sylvester Stallone as Dwight Manfredi
  • Max Casella as Armand Truisi
  • Andrea Savage as Stacy Beale
  • Martin Starr as Bodhi
  • Domenick Lombardozzi as Chickie Invernizzi
  • Vincent Piazza as Vince Antonacci
  • Jay Will as Tyson Mitchell
  • Dana Delany as Margaret Deveraux
  • Garrett Hedlund as Mitch Keller
  • AC Peterson as Pete Invernizzi

Where to Watch Tulsa King?

If you’re looking for some thrilling entertainment, Tulsa King on Paramount Plus is worth checking out. With nine Tulsa King episodes in season one, you can binge-watch them all on the streaming platform. To get started, simply sign up for Paramount Plus or look for it as a channel on select services like Prime Video.

Tulsa King Season 2 FAQs

Is Tulsa King based on a true story?

The hit Paramount+ series Tulsa King is not based on a true story. The show was developed for the screen by Yellowstone and 1883 creator Taylor Sheridan, with the entire series following a fictional mob boss on the trail of redemption.

How many episodes will Tulsa King Season 2 have?

As of now, Paramount has yet to confirm the episode count for Tulsa King Season 2, but if Season 2 follows the pattern of the first season, we can expect a minimum of 9 new episodes.

Is there a trailer for Tulsa King Season 2?

Paramount has not released a Tulsa King Season 2 trailers or teaser, despite the much-loved series being greenlit for a second instalment.

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