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Tulsa King: release date, cast and everything we know about the crime drama

Sylvester Stallone in Tulsa King
(Image credit: Brian Douglas/Paramount+)

Sylvester Stallone is starring in his very own TV show for the first time with Tulsa King, teaming up with Taylor Sheridan for the crime drama that is a Paramount Plus original series. While Sheridan is on board as the creator and executive producer, Emmy-winning writer Terence Winter (The Sopranos) is serving as the series showrunner and writer.

Tulsa King is just one of many projects that Taylor Sheridan has lined up with Paramount. The "Sheridan-verse" includes Yellowstone, Mayor of Kingstown, 1883 and the upcoming series 1923, Lioness and The Bass Reeves Story. But Tulsa King is the next new series coming from the busy TV producer.

Here is everything we know about Tulsa King.

When is the Tulsa King release date?

Tulsa King premieres on Sunday, November 13, on Paramount Plus with its first two episodes, with one episode releasing on subsequent Sundays. The series will roll out internationally to the UK on November 14.

However, you won’t need a Paramount Plus subscription to watch the first two episodes of Tulsa King in the US. The debut episode is going to simulcast on Paramount Network following the Yellowstone season 5 premiere on November 13, then the second episode will do the same on November 20. All remaining episodes are going to be exclusive to Paramount Plus.

What is the Tulsa King plot?

Tulsa King is a crime drama taking place in Tulsa, Okla. Here is the official synopsis:

"Tulsa King follows New York mafia capo Dwight 'The General' Manfredi, just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. 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."

Who is in the Tulsa King cast?

Sylvester Stallone stars in Tulsa King as Dwight Manfredi. The Rocky, Rambo and The Expendables star has never had his own TV series, though he has appeared as a guest star on a few, including Las Vegas, Kojak and Police Story. Stallone spoke about what drew him to taking on his first TV role in the video below. 

While Stallone headlines Tulsa King, he is joined in the series by the likes of Andrea Savage (I’m Sorry), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Max Casella (The Tender Bar), Domenick Lombardozzi (The Irishman), Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire), Jay Will (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), AC Peterson (Superman & Lois) and Garrett Hedlund (The United States vs Billie Holiday). 

Is there a Tulsa King trailer?

A teaser trailer for Tulsa King has arrived. Perhaps its just a coincidence or perhaps in a tribute to the late Goodfellas star Ray Liotta, the trailer begins with Stallone's Manfredi saying how when he was 17 he "wanted to be a gangster."

Watch the Tulsa King teaser trailer right here:

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.