Tulsa King Season 2: Everything We Know

Tulsa King Season 2: Everything We Know

What Do We Know About the upcoming second season of Tulsa King? More than you may think. The Taylor Sheridan-produced series has been one of the most successful projects from the Yellowstone creator that does not feature the Dutton Family. With a second season greenlit almost as soon as the first episode debuted, everyone has been wondering what is coming from the show’s sophomore run. So, let’s dive in and take a look at what Sylvester Stallone and his crime crew will be coming up with this year.

Who is running the show (literally)?

The first season of Tulsa King was overseen by Terence Winter, best known as the creator of Boardwalk Empire and a main writer and executive producer on The Sopranos. He wrote the screenplay for The Wolf of Wall Street and developed Tulsa King alongside Taylor Sheridan ahead of this season. Winter was demoted due to what are called creative differences by the media. Winter eventually left a direct role in writing the series but remains aboard as an executive producer. Eventually, details emerged that Sheridan fired Winter because Sheridan prefers “character-driven plots” while Winter likes “plot-driven characters.” This was back in 2023, and in February 2024, Winter was rehired as a writer when the Writer’s Guild strike opened up a spot in his schedule. Winter’s duties as a writer will be outside of Sheridan’s direct supervision. That sounds like a productive work environment. While not using a conventional showrunner for the second season, Sheridan selected Craig Zisk to oversee day-to-day operations on the show.

Who is it about?

The first season of Tulsa King ended with Dwight’s crew beating a rival biker gang led by Waltrip (Ritchie Coster) followed by Stacy having Dwight arrested. Chickie, the Invernizzi family’s new boss, is plotting revenge against Dwight. The biggest questions leading into season two will be whether Dwight and Stacy are still an item and how Chickie will exact his revenge against Dwight.

Production shifted from Oklahoma to Atlanta

After the crew complained about Oklahoma filming conditions, season two’s production shifted to Atlanta. Despite no longer being filmed in the locale where the story takes place, the increased flexibility of studio resources in Atlanta will offer more opportunities for the crew to expand their production values and incorporate more acting talent for the series.

Who is directing this season?

The second season has not revealed much in terms of logistics outside of Craig Zisk running the show, but it is entirely possible that he will helm at least a couple of episodes. The odds are that directors from season one will return, including Lodge Kerrigan, Guy Ferland, Ben Semanoff, and Allen Coulter. As Taylor Sheridan has taken more of a producer role on his projects in recent years, it remains to be seen if he will write or direct any episodes of Tulsa King.

Who is joining the cast?

Most of the main cast from the first season are returning, including Andrea Savage as Stacy Beale, Jay Will as Tyson, Martin Starr as Bodhi, Max Casella as Armand Truisi, Dana Delaney as Margaret, and Domenick Lombardozzi as Chickie Ivernizzi. For season two, Annabella Sciorra and Tatiana Zappardino were upped to series regulars, while Frank Grillo is the biggest new addition to the cast. Grillo will play Bill Bevilaqua, a Kansas City mobster and foil for Stallone’s Dwight Manfredi.

What is up with the Casting Director controversy?

Unfortunately, the biggest news out of Tulsa King’s second season is pretty negative. News reports came out that Atlanta-based casting agency Rose Locke & CL Casting resigned from the series after social media reports about Sylvester Stallone mistreating extras came to light. The news report claimed that Stallone was directly heard disparaging an extra as a “fat tub of lard” and “ugly” and commentary about his use of a cane on set. Rumors alleged that Stallone demanded more pretty girls to be placed around him in the scene rather than conventional or unattractive males. Craig Zisk has released statements denying that Stallone made these comments while an investigation from Paramount is ongoing.

When will we see it?

Production on season two began on April 1, 2024, so it is unlikely the series will return to the air any sooner than late Fall of this year. Season one debuted in November of 2022, so we could be in for broken bones and mafia shenanigans just in time for this Thanksgiving.

Stay tuned to JoBlo.com as we learn more about the second season of Tulsa King and all of your other favorite shows. What do you expect to see in the upcoming season of Tulsa King season? Let us know in the comments below.

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