Is Tulsa King related to Yellowstone?

By Louie Fecou
Published: November 13, 2022 (Last updated: 5 weeks ago)
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Is Tulsa King related to Yellowstone? We look into both Paramount shows and their connections and delve into the links between both stories. 

What is Tulsa King About?

Tulsa King is a new black comedy crime drama series that has a lot of people talking as it stars Sylvester Stallone in his scripted debut on a TV show. The show itself looks set to be a winner, and Paramount+ has heavily backed this show to be a real draw for the streaming service. It follows the story of Dwight “The General” Manfredi, a foot soldier for the Mafia that has spent the last twenty-five years in jail but refused to snitch on his colleagues in any way.

Upon his release, Dwight’s boss sends him to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to set up an operation. This decision is perplexing to Dwight, but he, of course, has to go and gets the feeling that his organization may not have his best interests at heart. The General soon realizes that his new patch is very different from the streets of New York and that finding a new crew in Tulsa is going to present its own problems. The show seems to have a fish-out-of-water premise, and a lot of the humor and drama will come from the interactions of the main characters.

What network is Tulsa King on?

Tulsa King is available on Paramount+, but the first two episodes of the series will be screened on the Paramount Network on November 13th, 2022, and November 20th, 2022. This clever piece of scheduling seems in place to encourage subscriptions to Paramount+ and to also serve as a lead into season 5 of Yellowstone.

Is Tulsa King related to Yellowstone?

It would appear that Tulsa King has various connections to the popular series Yellowstone, so it is, in fact, related. First of all, both shows seem to have a similar feel, although the themes may be very different from each other. Yellowstone has its roots in the Western genre, with a large amount of human drama thrown in, while Tulsa King is very much grounded in the world of crime drama and Mafia shows.

However, Paramount may be hoping that Tulsa King will capture the same sort of audience that they have for Yellowstone. It is also worth noting that both shows star a Hollywood A-lister, Yellowstone has Kevin Costner, and Tulsa King has Stallone.

There has also been some speculation about an actual crossover between the two shows, and it is easy to see why this would be an attractive premise. Costner and Stallone together in a TV series, one of which already has garnered a huge fan base, is a very attractive proposition, and I have no doubt that Paramount must see the advantages of such a crossover.

Promisingly, in a recent interview, Sylvester Stallone himself expressed interest in a crossover, so that will also help this idea become a reality. However, the biggest connection between the shows comes from the series creators, Taylor Sheridan and Terence Winter. Sheridan is, in fact, the creator of Yellowstone. Sheridan was initially an actor but began writing screenplays, drawing greatly on the parts of rural America that he resided in, such as Wyoming and Texas. He created Yellowstone as far back as 2013, and the show was greenlit in 2017.

How many more seasons does Yellowstone have?

Yellowstone has proved to be a winner for Paramount and the fifth season of the series begins airing on November 13th, 2022.

The season will be split into two blocks of seven episodes each, and the first two episodes of the fifth season will also air on the Paramount Network.

As far as the series creator is concerned, he stated in an interview in 2021 that it looks like Yellowstone could get a sixth season, but that may be the final one. He has also stated that he knows how the series will end, and everything has been leading up to a conclusion. However, with the show being so popular, there is also a chance that pressure from Paramount may see the show extended to encompass the seventh season, although just now, there has been nothing set in stone. In an interview with Yellowstone actor Ian Bohen, who plays the part of a ranch hand, Ryan, the actor said via TV Insider that he would be shocked if the show didn’t get a sixth and seventh season.

High production values, writing and acting on Yellowstone, and hopefully, Tulsa King, will result in the shows running for as long as they need to. As long as the series creator and showrunners stay on board, there seems to be no reason for the quality to diminish, but if the story comes to a natural and satisfying conclusion, we will happily watch it ride off into the sunset.

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