Taylor Sheridan and Outstanding have come together with the next generation of scripted shows aimed at adult audiences thanks to the massive success of the flagship series,”yellowstone.” The writer/producer is also behind the new mob series “Tulsa King” at Outstanding+ from the showrunner Terence Winter (“sopranos“), the stars Sylvester Stallone as a New York City gangster who, after 25 years in prison, is essentially exiled from his crime family and ordered to start his own syndicate in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
While the series has just begun and is garnering mixed to positive reviews, audience response has been impressive Outstanding+ Original has landed a Season 2 pickup from the streamer. Nielsen figures provided by Paramount concluded that the show was outperformed HBO Maxis very popular “house of the dragon‘ after garnering 3.7 million viewers during the premiere. All thanks to a great introduction to Sheridan’s hugely popular Yellowstone drama.
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The supporting cast of “Tulsa King” includes Andrea Savage, Martin Starr, Jay Will, Max Casella, Domenick Lombardozzi, Garrett Hedlund, Vincent Piazza, AC Petersonand Dana Delany.
Here’s a recap of the series in case you haven’t seen the show for yourself:
Stallone plays Dwight “The General” Manfredi, a gangster who kept his mouth shut for 25 years in prison and who compensates for his loyalty to his mob brethren in New York by being shipped off to Tulsa. There, Dwight decides to take matters into his own hands and sets out to assemble his own crew to find a worthwhile adventure in a town that’s as far from his home in New York City as he can imagine , to create lucrative criminal world. The trailer reveals that Sheridan and Winter will not only deliver the thrill of the mafia story, but also a bit of comedy. That becomes clear when Dwight pressures a marijuana dispensary and promises its owner that he will keep the cops off his back even though the dispensary is perfectly legal.
This early pickup news suggests Paramount+ sees a lucrative future in Tulsa King given its popularity compared to other originals. It doesn’t hurt that the series is a mix of “sopranos‘ and the humor of ‘Better call Saulinterspersed. Since the first season has just started, it is not entirely clear when the second season will appear. But either way, it’s a massive vote of confidence, and if they’re fast enough, production could easily start next year.