‘Tulsa King’ Reveals Major Casting Update

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“Tulsa King” revealed a major casting update Thursday as season two of the hit Taylor Sheridan series gets into production.

Actor Frank Grillo is joining the Sylvester Stallone-led hit “comedy of errors” in a whole new way, according to Deadline. Grillo is coming in as a series regular, a hugely incredible win for the Marvel actor that will likely see him move on to whatever other Sheridan shows he’d like to do in the future.

The second season of the modern mafia series is expected to debut in the fall of 2024, with filming having already commenced in Oklahoma and Georgia, the outlet noted.

Grillo will portray the role of Bill Bevilaqua, a Kansas City mobster who has eyes on Tulsa for his next big move, suggesting he’ll be the go-to bad guy for the upcoming season. Or, could Stallone’s character, Dwight “The General” Manfredi, form a whole new organized coalition against his ratty former New York gang?

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 05: Actor Frank Grillo of AT&T’s Original Series ‘Kingdom’ speaks onstage during AT&T AUDIENCE Network Presents at 2017 Winter TCA at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 14: Frank Grillo speaks onstage during the “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” special screening at Crosby Street Hotel on June 14, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND – AUGUST 11: Frank Grillo is seen on stage during the Awards Winner Ceremony of the 74th Locarno Film Festival on August 11, 2021 in Locarno, Switzerland. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 20: Frank Grillo attends “John Wick: Chapter 4” Los Angeles Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 20, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for Lionsgate)

Grillo’s extensive IMDB credits include a brief stint on the previous season of “Tulsa King,” as well as “Lamborghini,” “Billions” and one of my personal favorite movies of all time, “End of Watch.”

In 2022, Grillo hit headlines after his boxing coach was murdered in Los Angeles outside of a marijuana dispensary. “I don’t know what’s happened to Los Angeles that a beautiful guy like this gets shot and killed over nothing,” Grillo said after the attack. (RELATED: Marvel’s Frank Grillo Rips LA Crime After His Boxing Trainer Is Shot And Killed Outside Weed Store)

Perhaps Grillo will join the ranks of seemingly all A-list and sensible celebrities in getting the heck out of Los Angeles for cleaner, safer, less stupidly run parts of the country.