Way back when, Sylvester Stallone used to guest star on TV shows, popping up on Kojak and Dream On. Then his film career took off and he mostly limited his telly work to producing and the occasional cameo. Now, though, he’s been lured to star in a series called Kansas City for Terence Winter, Taylor Sheridan and streaming service Paramount+.
Kansas City follows a New York City Italian mobster (Stallone), forced to relocate to the most unlikely of places: Kansas City, Missouri. He’s faced with the startling task of reestablishing his Italian mafia family to the modernized, straight-shooting town of Kansas City, Missouri. There, Sal encounters surprising and unsuspecting characters who follow him along his unconventional path to power.
Winter, of course, is a TV veteran of shows such as The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, but Sheridan is no slouch either, creating series including Yellowstone and Mayor Of Kingstown.
There’s no date for the show’s launch yet, but the writers’ room is working and the cameras should be rolling next year.