Sylvester Stallone plays a former mob boss who steps out of the penitentiary and into a new kind of prison in the teaser trailer for Tulsa King. Sly’s first recurring TV role debuts November 13th on Paramount+.
Tulsa King comes stocked with the kind of writer’s room that usually brings the Emmys to their knees. The series was created by Taylor Sheridan, the don of the Yellowstone-verse, and boasts as its showrunner Terence Winter, award-winning scribe of The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.
Stallone stars as Dwight “The General” Manfredi, and as the trailer opens he’s just finished a 25-year prison stint. “I married this life,” he says, “And now, after keeping my mouth shut, I’m gonna see if it married me back.” He’s quickly disappointed, as his old New York crew sends him to Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Is this a joke?” he demands to know. If so, the joke is on him.
According to the official logline, “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.” Tulsa King co-stars Andrea Savage, Martin Starr, Max Casella, Domenick Lombardozzi, Vincent Piazza, Jay Will, A.C. Peterson, and Garrett Hedlund. Check out the teaser trailer below.
It’s been a busy year for the 75-year-old Stallone, who recently wrapped filming on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Expendables 4. Earlier this year, he sold his LA mansion to Adele.