WATCH: New ‘Tulsa King’ Trailer Finds Sylvester Stallone in a Gangster’s Paradise
A new trailer for Tulsa King, Sylvester Stallone‘s first foray into scripted television, has landed and it’s looking like Sly was born to play New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi. The new Paramount+ series, which comes from Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan, will see Manfredi released from a 25-year prison stint only to receive a slightly chilly reception from his mafia compadres. Rather than being welcomed back into the New York underworld, his boss exiles him to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he has to start from scratch. Not one to go legit, it isn’t long before Sly’s character is shaking down local businesses, taking out rivals and just generally getting up to all kinds of mischief.
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If the trailer is anything to go by, the new show will see Stallone’s tongue planted firmly in his cheek as he brings the Big Apple mafia’s approach to Tulsa’s comparatively sleepy locale by the Arkansas River. Whether he’s offering to protect a now-very-legal marijuana dispensary from the law or cracking wise about his appetite after an attempt was made on his life, Tulsa King appears determined to deliver enough humour to offset the generous dose of gang-related violence it also looks to have in store.
Sheridan isn’t the only big name working off-camera on Tulsa King. Terence Winter, who was a producer on The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire – as well as writing the screenplay for The Wolf of Wall Street – is also on board, no doubt supplying some of the gangster goodness that made those projects such a massive success.
Whether Stallone’s first major television effort will join such esteemed company in the halls of television Valhalla remains to be seen, but the signs are certainly more than promising so far. It certainly couldn’t be worse than his last flick, Samaritan.
Tulsa King’s 10-episode run will start streaming on Paramount+ from November 13. While you wait, why not check out the 20 Best Shows on Netflix Australia?