Paramount+ has set Thursday, April 28 as the premiere date for “The Offer” limited event series, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of how “The Godfather” was made.
The first three episodes (out of 10) will be available at launch. The following seven episodes will air one at a time, each week, on Thursdays.
Paramount Television Studios’ “The Offer” stars Miles Teller as producer Albert S. Ruddy, Matthew Goode as Robert Evans, Juno Temple as Bettye McCartt, Giovanni Ribisi as Joe Colombo, Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola, Burn Gorman as Charles Bluhdorn, Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus, Patrick Gallo as Mario Puzo, Justin Chambers as Marlon Brando, and Nora Arnezeder as hotel owner Françoise Glazer (who marries Ruddy).
The event series will also feature Michael Gandolfini, James Gandolfini’s son who played a younger version of his father’s iconic Tony Soprano role in the prequel film “The Many Saints of Newark,” as Andy Calhoun, a businessman trying to buy Paramount.
“The Offer” is created and written by Michael Tolkin (“Escape at Dannemora,” “The Player”) and written and produced by Nikki Toscano (“Hunters”), who also serves as showrunner. In addition to Tolkin and Toscano, Albert S. Ruddy, Teller, Russell Rothberg, and Leslie Greif serve as executive producers on the series alongside Dexter Fletcher, who also directed the series’ first block.
Last month, Toscano signed a new three-year overall contract with Paramount Television Studios. She will develop television shows for Paramount Television Studios for all platforms under the deal.
“Nikki is an extremely talented writer and showrunner. Her contribution to ‘The Offer’ as a fearless leader and North Star is immeasurable. We look forward to many more fruitful collaborations,” said Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount Television Studios and Paramount + Original Scripted Series, in a statement at the time.
Prior to “The Offer,” Toscano served as co-showrunner and executive producer on Amazon Prime Video’s “Hunters,” following back-to-back global deals at 20th Century Fox and Universal. She currently has pilots in development at Paramount+ (alongside Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman) and Netflix (with Ellen Pompeo and Regina King), and is developing a TV series adaptation of the novel “Long Bright River” starring Keri Russell.
Toscano is represented by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
Teller returned to the lead role after Hammer stepped down after allegations of sexual misconduct (which he denied) surfaced last year.