The Sylvester Stallone thriller Tulsa King has been revived for a second season by streaming provider Paramount+ just three episodes after it made its debut in show created by Taylor Sheridan.
In Tulsa King, Stallone plays the role of mafioso Dwight “The General” Manfredi, who is freed from prison and transported to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to reestablish his criminal organisation.
“Tulsa King scored as the No. 1 new series of the year, topping all others including House of the Dragon, with its preview on Paramount Network,” said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios in a statement. “And on Paramount+, it shattered records, driving us to our biggest new sign-up day in history – which is why we instantly greenlit season two.”
The first two episodes of Tulsa King received a special linear television showing on Paramount Network on November 27 and 30, respectively, just after Yellowstone aired. It made its Paramount+ debut on November 13 before that.
The choice to position the programme directly after Yellowstone paid off, as it benefited from the large audience for the western series to draw in 3.7 million people and take the title of highest-rated series launch across all linear networks. As a result, Paramount+ also saw its highest-ever single-day sign-up rate.
Tulsa King airs Sunday nights on Paramount Network and is also available to stream on Paramount+.