Sylvester Stallone Just Landed His First Lead TV Role. Here's What We Know

Sylvester Stallone may be known for his lead roles in action films, but he is now moving over to a lead role on television.

In 1976, Stallone appeared on the big screen as Rocky Balboa, which led to five sequels as well as a spin-off series starring Michael B. Jordan. This year, "Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago – The Ultimate Director's Cut" was released, according to IMDb, and the third "Creed" movie is set to hit theaters next year, as reported by Digital Spy. There's also another sequel and a prequel TV series in development (via JoBlo).

Stallone is also part of "The Expendables," "Guardians of the Galaxy," and "The Suicide Squad," with both "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" and "The Expendables 4" currently in production, according to his IMDb as well.

On top of all of that, Stallone is reportedly getting ready for his first major lead role on a TV show as well. According to Deadline, the new series will be called "Kansas City" and will air on Paramount+.

Sylvester Stallone will play an Italian mobster

Rumor has it that Sylvester Stallone will star in and serve as an executive producer on "Kansas City." The story centers around an Italian mobster Sal (played by Stallone) who ends up in Kansas City, where he must reestablish his mafia family.

Taylor Sheridan and Terence Winter are both behind the Paramount+ drama series. You may know Sheridan for co-creating "Yellowstone" and "Mayor of Kingstown," as well as acting in works such as "Sons of Anarchy" and "Veronica Mars" (via IMDb). Winter, on the other hand, created, wrote, and executive produced "Boardwalk Empire," wrote and executive produced "The Sopranos," and wrote the screenplay for "The Wolf of Wall Street" (via IMDb).

101 Studio will be helping to produce the new series, and CEO David C. Glasser, stated that "to be able to have the legendary, transcendent Sylvester playing one of these characters is truly a privilege," as reported by Deadline. Stallone seems to be a busy man, and his fans have a lot to look forward to.