It’s been a long time coming but finally, Sylvester Stallone gets his first television role with help from “Magnificent 7” and “Southpaw” director Antoine Fuqua.

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Based on the Mario Puzo novel Omertà, Sylvester Stallone takes on the lead role of Don Raymonde Aprile. Unfortunately for Stallone, Puzo (the creator of the infamous Godfather movies) is not alive to witness the creation of the series but Stallone hopes to do it justice in honoring the late great legend.

Director Antoine Fuqua and Stallone will be executive producers, along with Harvey and Bob Weinstein and David Glasser. Harvey Weinstein actually bought the script about 10 years ago in order to make it into a movie. The only issue was that there was so many features left out on each thrown away script, that they decided to make this into a television series. This series is still in the early works so the cast isn’t sorted out yet. In fact they’re still looking for a female lead, so we’ll just have to wait and see what developments are in store for this series in the near future.

Stallone in a mafia television series? Sounds lit as it is. Can’t wait for more info to come.