Tulsa King Interviews: Sylvester Stallone, Dana Delany, Garrett Hedlund and more

Last night, Taylor Sheridan’s long-awaited Sylvester Stallone mob series, Tulsa King, made its debut on Paramount +. Executive produced by Terence Winter of The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, Tulsa King is a seriocomic gangster tale about a newly released cap, Dwight “The General” Manfredi, who’s exiled by the mob to Tulsa, where he’s expected to start a new mob. At seventy-five, Dwight is totally out of his element, and the show is a surprisingly big-hearted and funny showcase for its star, Sylvester Stallone.

We here at JoBlo are massive Stallone fans (interviewing him last year was a career highlight for me), so we were happy to participate in the Tulsa King press day. We got to ask Sly about how different an experience working as a lead on a TV show was to a movie (with him saying he had to memorize over 400 pages of dialogue. We also spoke to his castmates, including Garrett Hedlund, Jay Will, Andrea Savage, A.C. Peterson, and Vincent Piazza. Interestingly, we were also given time with Dana Delany and Max Casella (a veteran of every significant mob show of the last twenty years). Their characters on only briefly seen in the first few episodes. Both give us a hint of what’s to come, with Delaney giving us a priceless Stallone impression.

Check out the interviews and let us know in the comments if you’ve had a chance to watch Tulsa King yet.

Source: JoBlo.com

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Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.