tulsa king season 2

What is the true story that inspired Tulsa King?

By Melany Moncada


Jul 5, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Tulsa King, starring Sylvester Stallone, is yet another successful Paramount+ show created by Taylor Sheridan. The crime drama sometimes gets too close to real life, so much so that fans have asked, is Tulsa King based on a true story?

Every portrayal of mob life on screen has taken inspiration from real life. The Mafia families from New York are well known for their violent story and influence over the city’s economy.

Is Tulsa King based on a true story?

Tulsa King tells the story of a New York Mafia capo who just finished serving a 25-year prison sentence. He is then sent out to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he must establish a criminal operation. This premise might sound familiar to anyone who knows little about Mafia history.

While Tulsa King is not directly based on a true story, the story is loosely inspired by the Inzerillo crime family. The Inzerillo Mafia clan was associated with the Sicilian Mafia. During the second Mafia war, the Riina family eliminated most of the members, forcing the surviving Inzerillo to migrate to the United States.

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It is unlikely for the show to use true-to-life events, but we might see storylines inspired by old Mafia stories.

Tulsa King Season 2 Release Date

Paramount+ has confirmed Tulsa King Season 2, but the exact date is uncertain at the moment.

Because of the Writers Guild of America’s ongoing strike, most productions have been delayed indefinitely. Under the strike, writers are not allowed to work on the scripts for the upcoming season. The strike, which is likely to go until at least the end of 2023, will significantly delay every American production.

When and if the strike ends, it would be in Paramount+’s best interest to prioritize the Tulsa King production. All things considered, the show could return by the end of 2024 or early 2025.


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