“Tulsa King” has been renewed for Season 2 by Paramount+.
The renewal comes after the series premiered on the streaming service on November 13. On November 20, the premiere aired following a new episode of “Yellowstone” on the Paramount Network. During that airing, the series drew 3.7 million viewers, making it the best new cable premiere of 2022.
“Tulsa King” was created by Taylor Sheridan of “Yellowstone” fame in an overall deal with Paramount. The series stars Sylvester Stallone as Dwight “The General” Manfredi, a Mafia capo released after 25 years in prison and exiled to Tulsa, OK, by his family. Once there, he quickly set out to establish his own criminal empire.
“Tulsa King scored as the #1 new series of the year, including the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of Dragons,’ which broke records in its previews on the Paramount Network and Paramount+ and headed our way. Our biggest new signing day in history — that’s why we greenlit season two instantly,” said Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios. “‘Tulsa King,’ along with ‘The Mayor of Kingstown,’ ‘1883,’ and the upcoming ‘1923,’ have unequivocally proven the success of our strategy to franchise ‘Yellowstone’ and increase streaming growth – neither of which would be impossible. Taylor Sheridan’s creator.
Along with Stallone, the series also stars Andrea Savage, Max Casella, Martin Starr, Domenic Lombardozzi, Vincent Piazza, Jay Will, Garrett Hedlund, AC Peterson, and Dana Delaney.
“We’ve got our latest hit in ‘Tulsa King,’ combining the incomparable Sylvester Stallone and Taylor Sheridan in the dark comedy of the beloved mobster genre,” said Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer, Paramount Streaming. “The Series” premiered on Paramount+, helping Paramount Global tap into Paramount Global’s incredible ‘Yellowstone’ audience with a record-setting day.
Sheridan co-wrote the pilot for “The King of Tulsa” with Terence Winter, both executive producing. Winter also serves as a demonstration. Sylvester Stallone executive produces with David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yary, David Hutchin, Alan Coulter and Braden Aftergood. MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios will produce.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the success of ‘Tulsa King,'” said Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios. It’s a fun and fresh show that audiences will welcome in no small part because of its star Sylvester Stallone. We are grateful to Chris McCarthy and MTV Entertainment Studios for their continued support and look forward to preparing for season two.