Sylvester Stallone will take his first steps as the main role in the universe of a series. Written by Taylor Sheridan, Kansas City will feature an Italian-American gangster forced to move to another city.
Sylvester Stallone finally protagonist of a series
At 75, Sylvester Stallone still enjoys a certain aura in Hollywood, as his last successful projects testify (the films Creed and Expendables, notably). Despite a few supporting roles in television series dating from the 70s, Sly did not mark the world of the small screen. Nevertheless, he had expressed his ambition to embody more seriously a character throughout in an episodic format.
We are learning today from Deadline, than things have progressed well in the submarine. Already titled Kansas City, the series would be nowadays. The first information shows a pitch telling the odyssey of an Italian-American gangster based in New York and forced to move his mafia family to Missouri, in Kansas City then. From then on, derogatory encounters and other annoyances should begin. A role ideally suited to Stallone, due to his true Italian origins and his childhood spent in the state of New York.
Two great specialists of the genre in writing
In writing, screenwriter and director Taylor Sheridan will be supported by Terence Winter, showrunner of Boardwalk Empire and also screenwriter of Soprano. It is the company 101 Studios which oversees the project, already behind most of the works of Taylor Sheridan, including the saga Yellowstone. We can already see similarities with the theme of crime and family. A family that will probably have to fight to protect its values and its heritage.
The show is intended to the Paramount streaming platform, with no exit window announced at this time. While waiting to learn a little more, remember that Sly benefits from important news. Indeed, he is still working on the fourth opus of Expendables and was cast in the third film of the Guardians of the Galaxy, in the role of Stakar Ogord. The film is slated for release in 2023.