Paramount Plus continues to be a major player in the streaming wars with hits like Yellowstone, its prequel 1883, The Mayor of Kingstown and Picard all puling in good numbers and positive buzz. Three of those four series were written by Taylor Sheridan, who has been tapped by the studio to develop what looks to be another big time series, Kansas City. Set to star Sylvester Stallone, Kansas City follows an NYC mobster who relocates to Missouri, where he’ll have to restart his life after serving 25-year prison sentence.
The show will be co-written by Terence Winter, who served as a writer on Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos, and we can now add that Allen Coulter. who worked with Winter on both series, is on board to direct. The series, which will film in New York City and in Oklahoma, is rounding out the cast now ahead of a March start of production. Stallone’s Balboa Productions is among the production companies backing the show and Stallone will also serve as an executive producer.