As Sylvester Stallone presents his paintings right now in Germany, here he is embarking on a whole new project.
Action film legend Sylvester Stallone is about to make his television debut at 75. According to Deadline the actor – who won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1977 for Rocky – is in negotiations to produce and star in Kansas City, a Taylor Sheridan and Terence Winter drama series for Paramount +.
This is Stallone’s first major role in a television series, the actor having only guest appear on a number of classic series such as Police Story and Kojak in the 1970s and more recently in Season 2 of This Is Us.
According to the synopsis, Kansas City follows Sal an Italian gangster from New York, played by Stallone, forced to move to the most unlikely place: Kansas City, Missouri. The action is set these days, and legendary gangster Sal is on a mission to revive his Mafia family in brutal modern Kansas City. There, Sal meets surprising and naive characters who follow him along his path to power.
Kansas City brings together two great television talents: Taylor Sheridan, who quickly became one of the industry’s most important creators with Yellowstone and soon 1883, his prequel and Mayor of Kingstown with Jeremy Renner; and Terence Winter, one of the Sopranos’ key writers and creator of Boardwalk Empire.
Terence Winter, Taylor Sheridan, Sylvester Stallone and Braden Aftergood, his partner from Balboa Productions, will be the executive producers while Terence Winter will also serve as showrunner.
This role on television is not a pre-retirement for Stallone who remains one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, and his schedule remains busy. Following his role in The Suicide Squad, in which he played Nanaue / King Shark, he will be in The Expendables 4, which is due out next year and which should mark his last appearance in the franchise.
But that’s not all, we will also see it in the superhero film Samaritan in 2022 and Guardians of the Galaxy 3, scheduled for 2023. We do not know the release date of Kansas City at the moment.