The Last Don (1997)
The site is reporting that a pilot script and show bible are already in place for the event series courtesy of Justin Herber and Adam Hoff, and TWC is quickly putting together a writers room, with a showrunner and female lead expected to be in place soon. The project will mark Stallone’s first foray into television.
Omerta was published posthumously in 2000 and is the final book in Puzo’s mafia trilogy after The Godfather and The Last Don.
Word comes by way of The Hollywood Reporter, noting that Fuqua’s crime series will be adapted from Mario Puzo’s original novels, weaving a story involving a family empire from The Godfather to The Last Don. Stallone will reportedly take point as the patriarch ruling over said organization, though considering that no networks are attached at the time of writing, there’s still much work to be done before Fuqua’s project can enter production in earnest.
What is exciting, however, is the fact that Omerta represents Stallone’s first foray into serialized television. Barring turns in The Expendables franchise – an unashamed cash cow if ever there was one – the actor is beginning to shift gears to deliver powerful, award-worthy performances. It was a change of
The third in Puzo's mafia trilogy following "The Godfather" and "The Last Don," Stallone is expected to play the mafia head at the center of the story.
A network is not yet attached, but the project will soon be shopped to cable and streaming services and the pilot could film as early as this summer.
Source: The Live Feed
Best-known for such high-spirited ventures as "Cheers" -- for which she won an Emmy -- and her two stints on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," the actress has more humor in her future with her upcoming TV Land sitcom "Kirstie."
First, though, she makes a dramatic stop: Saturday's (Aug. 18) new Lifetime movie "Baby Sellers" casts her as an adoption-agency chief using questionable means to acquire youngsters for childless couples.
"The last couple of years have just been a ball," the ever-lively Alley tells Zap2it. "When 'Dancing With the Stars' first came up for me, every person on my team said, 'Don't do it.' Well, that always makes me rise to the challenge. I realized, 'This could be a huge mistake, or it could be glorious.' And it was a challenge I couldn't resist.
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