The fall debut of Sylvester Stallone’s new streaming series “Tulsa King” is set, but Oklahomans still have a chance to be a part of the show as filming continues in the city of Oklahoma.
The latest series from Oscar-nominated writer and “Yellowstone” mastermind Taylor Sheridan, “Tulsa King” will premiere with two episodes on November 1. 13 on paramount+, the streaming service revealed on Wednesday.
Similar to last year’s successful launches of Sheridan’s series “1883” and “Mayor of Kingstown,” Paramount Network will also air a sneak peek of the first episode of “Tulsa King” on November 1. 13 on the heels of the long-awaited debut of “yellowstone” season 5.
the second episode of “tulsa king” will air after “yellowstone” nov. 20 on the paramount network, too.
all remaining episodes of “tulsa king” will be available to stream weekly on sundays exclusively on paramount+.
Who is Stallone playing in ‘Tulsa King?’
“Tulsa King” centers on Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Stallone), a 75-year-old New York mobster recently released after serving a 25-year prison sentence. his former boss quickly and unceremoniously banishes him. son to set up shop in tulsa.
Realizing that his mafia family may not have his best interests at heart, Manfredi slowly builds his own “crew” from a group of unlikely characters, who help him establish a new criminal empire in a remote location. which, for the New Yorker, might as well be another planet.
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The series is considered Stallone’s first major leading role in a television show and he is also listed as an executive producer. Over the course of his long career, the three-time Oscar nominee has guest-starred on several television series, including “Kojak,” “Police Story,” “The Muppet Show,” “Las Vegas” and “This Is us”. “, but Stallone is primarily known for his many film credits, particularly in action films.
sheridan recently told variety that it took her about a week to come up with the idea for “tulsa king,” write the script for the pilot, and pitch it directly to stallone.
“I was talking to a producer and it’s covid,” sheridan told the trade publication. “everyone is going crazy. I was wondering about ideas. I said, “Look, all you need, in my opinion, to have an interesting TV show is to take a really fascinating character and place him in a world that we know nothing about.”
Who else is working on ‘Tulsa King?’
Joining Stallone, “Tulsa King” stars Andrea Savage (“Sorry”), Martin Starr (“Silicon Valley”), Max Casella (“The Tender Bar”), Domenick Lombardozzi (“The Irishman”) , vincent piazza (“boardwalk empire”), jay will (“the wonderful mrs. maisel”), a.c. Peterson (“Superman & Lois”) and Garrett Hedlund (“America’s Vacation vs. Billie”).
The show’s creator, Sheridan, serves as executive producer along with Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Terence Winter (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Sopranos”), who is at the head as executive producer and writer of “tulsa king”. .
“tulsa king” is the latest addition to sheridan’s burgeoning slate at paramount+, which includes other anticipated series such as “1932,” “lioness,” “land man” and another planned show with oklahoma ties, “1883 : the reeves bass story”.
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Along with Sheridan, Winter and Stallone, “Tulsa King” executive producers include David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, David Hutkin, Allen Coulter, and Braden Aftergood.
“tulsa king” is produced by mtv entertainment studios and 101 studios.
How can Oklahomans be involved in ‘Tulsa King?’
Although there were some lens shoots in Tulsa earlier this spring and Stalone was seen filming in New York City this week, production is primarily focused on the city of Oklahoma, where filming continues.
“This is an important production, creating good paying jobs and an economic impact on our city. And it’s great too!” okc mayor david holt tweeted in april.
Initially called “Kansas City,” the series represents a major victory for Oklahoma’s growing film and television industry.
norman-based freihofer casting issued a new casting call Wednesday seeking artists to play a motorcycle gang, Italian mobsters, blue-collar public transport authority employees, a cocktail waitress and dispensary workers as filming continues in okc in the coming weeks.
Paid for background actors in the project is a $100 guarantee for up to 10 hours of filming. anything over 10 hours in a shooting day will incur overtime.
a free pre-engagement covid-19 test is required prior to filming. For more information, see the casting call at https://www.facebook.com/freihofercasting.