Atlanta is adding yet another TV show to its already impressive list of shows filmed right here in town! Recently, a newspaper in Oklahoma, The Oklahoman, announced that Sylvester Stallone’s mafia drama, ‘Tulsa King’ will no longer be filming in Oklahoma, and will relocated for its second season to Atlanta.
The Paramount+ show will operate out of Eagle Rock Studios in Norcross, and has not announced any specific dates for filming yet!
Why is ‘Tulsa King’ leaving Oklahoma?
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the show’s former showrunner as well as Stallone himself, commented on the heat in Oklahoma. Stalllone even posted to X (formerly known as Twitter), “Being in Oklahoma has definitely prepared me for a lifetime in hell if I ever get sent there!”
Atlanta’s climate is generally more temperate, even though our summers can get pretty hot as well. The AJC includes that Atlanta also “has one of the most generous tax credits for film and TV companies, also has a more experienced crew base as well as a world-class airport. The trick will be making Georgia resemble Oklahoma. (Then again, HBO’s 2019 drama “Watchmen” managed just fine shooting largely in Atlanta while set in Tulsa as well.)”
We feel certain Atlanta filmmakers can rise to the challenge.
What is ‘Tulsa King’ about?
This new mafia drama is an exciting and fresh new take on the already-beloved crime genre. According to IMDb, the story “follows New York Mafia capo Dwight ‘The General’ Manfredi, just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Realizing that his mob family might not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a ‘crew’ from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet.”
Make sure to catch the new Atlanta-based TV series, ‘Tulsa King’ on Paramount+!