‘Tulsa King’ may get the ‘Yellowstone’ treatment at Paramount+
“We think there’s a world of storytelling that audiences can enjoy and love the characters. Let’s see where it takes us.”
Paramount+ hasn’t shied away from putting its all into Taylor Sheridan and his ability to build a streaming universe out of “Yellowstone.” But why stop here? Sheridan’s “Tulsa King” with Sylvester Stallone was also a big hit for the streamer, and Tanya Giles, director of streaming with Paramount Global, told IndieWire that anything is possible.
“The short answer is absolutely. We’re open to possibilities, anything,” Giles said at Paramount+’s January 9 TCA presentation. “What we love to do is turn this valuable IP and anything into a franchise because we believe there is a world of storytelling. they say the audience can enjoy it and love the characters. Let’s see where it takes us.”
So far, “Yellowstone” has been called “1883” with Sam Elliott, and the current “1923” with Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford. The series has created such a complicated family tree of Dutton characters spanning decades that Ford needs a literal “flow chart” to keep it straight. Sheridan also has the Jeremy Renner series The Mayor of Kingstown on Paramount+. But Giles says there could be a lot more to “Tulsa” based on Sheridan’s mindset.
“The huge success with ‘Tulsa King’ and Sylvester Stallone opens up opportunities for Taylor Sheridan, whose mind is constantly working on universes and backstories, so I think there’s always the possibility that there’s more to the universe. more for this story. There will be more,” Giles said.
“Tulsa King,” which premiered Nov. 13 and just aired its season finale, has already been renewed for a second season. Stallone plays a mobster who gets out of prison and is reassigned to start a criminal operation in Oklahoma. The first episode of the series also aired on the Paramount Network following the Season 5 premiere of “Yellowstone,” where it drew a total of 3.7 million viewers in its first three days, according to Nielsen. And according to Paramount+, the show’s premiere date became the biggest single sign-up day in the streaming service’s history.
Sheridan executive produces “Tulsa King” with Terence Winter serving as showrunner and writer. Stallone also serves as an executive producer with David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yar, David Hutkin, Allen Coulter and Braden Aftergood. The series is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios.
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