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Paramount+'s The Family Stallone - What We Know So Far

Over the past year, Sylvester Stallone and his family have been shooting a reality series that the Hollywood legend describes as his "ultimate home movie" — complete with everyday celebrity adventures, like grabbing pizza with Al Pacino in Beverly Hills and visiting his Rocky statue in Philadelphia (via Metro/Instagram). Now, it appears that the show has officially found its home on the small screen. 

According to Paramount+, the Stallone reality series — aptly named "The Family Stallone" — has been picked up by the streaming network and will premiere exclusively on the service at some point during the spring. The move was announced in a February 2 statement, which offered up some highlights of what to expect from the Stallone project. "After playing some of the most legendary characters in cinematic history, three-time Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone is ready to give cameras access to what he would consider the greatest role of his lifetime: dad," Paramount said. The "Samaritan" and "Rambo: Last Blood" star spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the series and his motivations behind it in a November 2022 interview.

"This is a chance where I'm going to be with my kids under a work condition where they get to see me in action and I get to see them in action," Stallone said. "This is a great opportunity." With not much longer to go before we start seeing some official "Family Stallone" footage, Looper has decided to do a deep dive into everything we know about the reality series so far, and what people can expect. 

When will The Family Stone be released?

As of right now, "The Family Stallone" doesn't have an official release date. But it'll definitely be airing sometime in the spring in the United States and Canada, as Paramount+ mentioned in its statement. Fans will likely be able to download and stream the reality series weekly, with it airing in eight parts. 

Over the past year, Stallone has been extremely active on social media and offering glimpses of what to expect from his new show. The cameras have been following him all over as footage on his Instagram page shows Stallone and his family doing all sorts of different things, including a close and cuddly visit with some tarantulas (via Instagram). 

With one of his last "Family Stallone" posts coming in November 2022, it appears that we can expect to see a full-length trailer at some point in the near future, followed by a release date announcement and update of some sort. Judging from how long the show has been in production, the public could possibly see something come out by April or May. International markets, on the other hand, will have to wait until sometime later this year, per Paramount+. 

What is the plot of The Family Stallone?

On the surface, "The Family Stallone" can easily come off as a "Kardashians" knock-off or celebrity cash grab — and even Sylvester Stallone himself\ knows this. But actually, the show's main focus and the overall plot will likely be much deeper and more emotional than that.

"I don't look at it as stooping to conquer," Stallone told The Hollywood Reporter last year. "But each time you go in a different direction, people go, 'Oh God, you must be in [financial] trouble.' Just the opposite."

According to Stallone, the reality series will be an inside look at his attempt to recapture wasted time and missed opportunities with his family. He also plans to showcase the reported struggles they all faced last year following a divorce filing by Stallone's wife, Jennifer Flavin, and their eventual reconciliation (via People).

"Of course it's part of the show," Stallone told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's the John Lennon thing: 'Life is what happens when you're making other plans.' Hopefully, you're involved with people who understand the foibles of life and the fragility of it and how rare a real good relationship is. Sometimes I put the work ahead of [my family], and that is a tragic mistake which won't happen again."

Who is starring in The Family Stallone?

Sylvester Stallone is set to team up with his wife, Jennifer Flavin, and their three daughters — Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet — for "The Family Stallone," which will also likely feature a number of celebrities as well, judging from Stallone's Instagram page. Paramount+ offered up online bios for each of them. 

"Born and raised in LA, Jennifer is a savvy businesswoman and co-owner of the wellness brand Serious Skin Care," the network wrote about Flavin. Describing Sophia, the eldest Stallone daughter, Paramount+ says, "[Sophia] has no interest in following in her father's acting footsteps. Although Sophia currently hosts a podcast, 'Unwaxed,' alongside her sister Sistine, she is still finding her path in life and focusing on her passions." 

As for Sistine, her bio describes her as an actress and model who is trying to find her own way as a filmmaker. "[Sistine] is currently in development on her first feature film," the description explains. Scarlet, who is the youngest of the Stallone sisters, is about to head off to college and her own apartment. "She has been set on following in her father's footsteps and becoming an actress since she was a child," her bio reads, also noting that Scarlet is co-starring alongside her father on Paramount+'s "Tulsa King."

Stallone has a son, Seargeoh, from a previous marriage (his oldest son, Sage, died in 2012), but it's unclear if he will be appearing in the show as well. He's previously called himself a much better father now than he was earlier in his life. "I sometimes think all men should wait till they're 50 to settle down," Stallone once told Women's Day

Where to watch The Family Stallone?

"The Family Stone" will be airing exclusively on Paramount+, where Stallone currently has one other show — Taylor Sheridan's "Tulsa King." The two parties appear to be very happy together for the time being, with "Tulsa King" being renewed for a second season and Paramount execs constantly singing Stallone's praises. 

"The huge success we've had with Tulsa King and Sylvester Stallone opens up possibilities," Paramount's chief programming officer Tanya Giles told IndieWire in January 2023. 

Stallone, who is an executive producer on the Sheridan drama, is expected to possibly expand his role at Paramount+ in the coming months and years as a "Tulsa King" universe may be on the horizon. "We believe there's a world of storytelling to be told that the audience can enjoy, and they love the characters," Giles said. "Let's see where it can take us." Now, with a reality show on the way as well, it appears that Stallone may have found another permanent family over at Paramount+. 

Is there a trailer for The Family Stallone?

While it's not an official trailer, per se, Paramount+ did offer up a theatrical teaser clip for "The Family Stallone" in a new YouTube ad that's set to air during the Super Bowl. The over-the-top video shows Sylvester Stallone scaling a giant mountain face that's been sculpted to look like...his face. Meanwhile, his daughters — and other Paramount+ mainstays such as Dora the Explorer and Captain Pike (Anson Mount) from "Star Trek: Discovery" — watch from below. 

"Is that dad?" Scarlett Stallone asks. "He always does this," Sophia replies, right before the Stallone mountain face sneezes and sends the "Cliffhanger" actor flying. "He does this," Sistine adds, before concluding: "This is normal." 

Fans of the Sly guy seemed to be loving the Paramount+ promo after it was posted online Thursday, February 2. "It's funny that Sly is doing his cliffhanger moment, with his real-life daughters down watching him," wrote one YouTuber in the comments section of the video. "Love this," another person said. "Sly having some fun with his legend status." 

At the end of the day, Stallone may be a huge Hollywood star and action icon, but the guy is always going to try and find time to do fun stuff with his daughters like the Paramount+ ad, and "The Family Stallone" is set to show this. "To the world, he's the man, the myth and the legend — but to his daughters, he's just Dad," reads Stallone's Paramount+ bio. "While he headlines box office smash hits, at home he is focused on building for the future and raising three independent and ambitious women."