Sylvester Stallone Prepares to Star in His First TV Series

Posted by at 10:38 am on April 29, 2016

Sylvester Stallone has landed his first television gig on a mafia drama from “The Godfather” author and Antoine Fuqua. The “Rocky” icon has been attached to star in the television adaptation of Mario Puzo’s “Omerta,” which is being developed by “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua. No network is attached, but the hot project is currently being shopped around, eyeing a straight-to-series order, likely from cable networks and streaming services.

“Omerta” is the third book in the mafia trilogy that started with “The Godfather.”

The pilot script and series outline are already in place, according to Deadline who reports that a writers room is being put together, suggesting a quick turnaround for production to begin. Justin Herber and Adam Hoff wrote the pilot script, and the search for a showrunner is on.

With Stallone attached, the project is packed with star power, but a female lead will be cast in the drama to co-star with Stallone. “Omerta” marks the first scripted TV series for Stallone, who most recently received rave reviews for “Creed,” which won him a Golden Globe. On the TV front, he is currently an exec producer on NBC’s reality competition show “Strong.”

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