Paramount+ has officially renewed Tulsa King for a second season. The show stars Sylvester Stallone, Andrea Savage, Martin Starr, Jay Will, Max Casella, Domenick Lombardozzi, Vincent Piazza, A.C. Peterson, Garrett Hedlund and Dana Delany. Created by Taylor Sheridan, Tulsa King has only aired three episodes before the announcement of season renewal.
The story follows a New York mafia capo (played by Stallone) freshly released from prison and sets up a shop in Tulsa. Dwight “The General” Manfredi eventually builds his own crew and establishes a new underground empire.
Tulsa King Gets An Early Call For Season 2
Chief Programming Officer at Paramount Tanya Giles said in her interview with Deadline:
“With the combination of the incomparable Sylvester Stallone and Taylor Sheridan’s darkly comedic twist on the beloved mobster genre, we have found our latest hit in Tulsa King. The series premiere on Paramount+ helped drive a record sign-up day fueled by our unique ability as Paramount Global to tap into Paramount Network’s incredible Yellowstone audience.”
CEO of 101 Studios David Glasser also added:
“We could not be more excited about the success of Tulsa King. It’s a fun, fresh show that audiences are truly embracing in no small part because of its star, Sylvester Stallone. We are thankful to Chris McCarthy and MTV Entertainment Studios for their continued support, and we are looking forward to getting back on set for Season 2.”
Tulsa King is currently produced by Taylor Sheridan, Terence Winter, Sylvester Stallone, David Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, David Hutkin, Allen Coulter, and Braden Aftergood.
Stallone’s Tulsa King Beats House Of The Dragon Ratings
In a statement from Nielsen, the series bested HBO’s House of the Dragon ratings, scoring 3.7 million viewers. Chris McCarthy of Paramount Media Networks told The Hollywood Reporter:
“Tulsa King scored as the number one new series of the year, topping all others including the Game of Thrones sequel House of the Dragon. With its preview on Paramount Network, and on Paramount+, it shattered records, driving us to our biggest new signup day in history — which is why we instantly greenlit season two.”
Stallone admits wanting to play a gangster role that is not ordinary. He revealed to THR:
“I’ve always wanted to play a gangster. But I wanted to play a unique gangster who is not like a gangster — at least, not when you meet him. He’s actually a guy who likes to cooperate. I thought about Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.”
The actor shared that he wants to play the role as close to himself as he had ever done in his life. Tulsa King is available to stream every Sunday via Paramount+.