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Despite $1 Million Per Episode Salary, ‘Tulsa King’ Forced Sylvester Stallone to Wear Outdated Suits for a Genius Reason

Despite $1 Million Per Episode Salary, 'Tulsa King' Forced Sylvester Stallone to Wear Outdated Suits for a Genius Reason

Sylvester Stallone’s career is a success story that has garnered so much attention, thus changing the way we perceive Hollywood fantasy. A young, unproven actor started out writing scripts, selling them to studios, and doing auditions for the lead role. And thanks to his talent, perseverance, and faith, his work in movies made him famous. Actually, he is more than a star. Rocky and its follow-up films contributed to Stallone’s emergence as a multifaceted artist. 

He is thus, without a doubt, one of the greatest Hollywood legends to have appeared on screen. In the 1980s, his films– Rocky and Rambo cemented his status as an action star. Over the years, he has remained active in the business, contributing creatively to films like Creed.

Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

With the release of Taylor Sheridan’s television series, Tulsa King, Stallone made the switch to television. The 76-year-old actor has a distinctive appearance in Tulsa King.

This could be probably because the costume designers wanted to make sure that his character stood out among both the audience and the people in his inner circle.

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Tulsa King Used Outdated Suits For Sylvester Stallone’s Character

The persona of Sylvester Stallone in Tulsa King (2022) stands out in a number of ways. The costume designer for the show explained why it was decided to give his character (Dwight ‘The General’ Manfredi) an old-fashioned wardrobe in Paramount Plus featurette. 

According to costume designer, Suzanne McCabe:


“When Dwight gets out of jail, for a lot of the first episodes, he really is just wearing those ’90s suits that were his old things.”

He further added:

“But I love the staying monochromatic and have a big contrast…you know, he’s going to stand out in this very kind of desert palette. Making sure the fish out of water happened.”

Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

Additionally, McCabe talked about the character of Tyson, a former taxi driver played by Jay Will. This character is depicted as being very fashionable, often sporting clashing prints and color schemes. The contrast in clothing styles between Tyson and Dwight gives viewers a little more visual interest.

In any case, it is safe to say that Tulsa King gives Stallone the chance to try something new because it is his first significant TV role and that’s so as a mobster. 

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Is There a Second Season For Tulsa King

Sylvester Stallone portrays a Mafia boss in the American crime drama television series, Tulsa King. He opened up about the prospect of playing Dwight for a number of upcoming potential seasons in an interview with Collider. 

“I’m a big believer, since I started my career, in sequels. I think that if you build a character, why have them disappear? I want the same thing with this. But the one aspect that we added was, in his original concept, which is great, gangster goes west… it was a little more serious and a little tougher.”

Well, it seems that the wish of the star is coming true. Following the debut of the first season of Tulsa King last year, a second season was swiftly ordered. The second season’s specifics are currently lacking, according to TV Guide.

However, new episodes might already be in the works, preparing for a 2024 premiere, given Stallone’s penchant for quick timelines.

Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

On November 13, 2022, Tulsa King made its debut on Paramount+, directed by Taylor Sheridan, the mind behind Yellowstone. Also, on January 8, 2023, the ninth and final episode of the first season aired on the service.

Season 2 will air on Paramount+, but a date for when it will do so has not yet been determined. Well, this is because production has experienced a number of delays.


In the meantime, you can watch the first season on Paramount+. 

Also Read: “I was trying to go above his wall”: Sylvester Stallone’s Wife Called Cops on Jean-Claude Van Damme For Breaking Into His House

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