Produced by Paramount+, this will be Stallone’s first major lead role in a television series.
Kansas City is set to follow Italian mob man Sal (Stallone) who is forced to relocate to the titular Kansas City and is faced with the task of establishing himself in a town that could not be more incompatible with the mafia life.
On an unconventional path to power, Sal will discover a surprising and unsuspecting set of characters who follow him on his journey to make his mark on the quiet midwestern town.
Speaking on Twitter about the project, Stallone said:
“Looking forward to this project with great anticipation. I look forward to working with the brilliant creator, Taylor Sheridan, and gifted Terrence Winter,”
Sheridan’s most recent project with Paramount+, Mayor Of Kingstown starring Jeremy Renner, debuted on the service as their biggest premiere to date since rebranding from the name CBS All Access and has already exceeded Yellowstone’s success on the platform.
He is set to executive produce Kansas City alongside Winter and Stallone, as well as David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, and Bob Yari of 101 Studios.
Winter himself hails from a stellar television background. He wrote for The Sopranos before creating Boardwalk Empire and co-creating HBO’s Vinyl with Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. He also wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street.
Stallone has also recently released a director’s cut of 1985’s Rocky IV titled Rocky IV: Rocky Vs. Drago.
There is currently no release date for Kansas City.