- Words Louis Rabinowitz
The first look at a new limited series exploring the origins of The Godfather's production has dropped.
Paramount+ are making viewers an offer they can’t refuse. It’s 50 years this year since iconic mob epic The Godfather changed cinema, and it’s unleashed a wave of nostalgia and retrospectives about Francis Ford Coppola’s opus. The original trilogy is set for re-release in cinemas later this year, but we’re getting a fresh look at the Godfather-verse too. Not within – the Corleone family has been laid to rest – but without.
The Offer is a new limited series which takes a fresh look behind the tumultuous production of Coppola’s epic, weaving in the Hollywood backroom squabbles and real-life mobster trouble which the film entailed. It’s been made with the assistance of Godfather producer Albert S. Ruddy, who also happens to be the protagonist of the series as portrayed by Miles Teller. The series also boasts a stacked supporting cast including Juno Temple (Ted Lasso), Matthew Goode (The Crown), Giovanni Ribisi (Sneaky Pete) and Dan Fogler (The Walking Dead) as Coppola himself.
It’ll stream on the Paramount+ service in the US, and they’ve just dropped a first look.
The Offer hits Paramount+ on April 28 with the first three episodes, with the remainder following weekly. Paramount+ is set to launch in the UK in the next few months (with launch titles including Halo and Star Trek: Discovery), so it’s sure to hit our shores soon too.