New ten-part limited series The Offer is set to recreate what went on behind the scenes to bring us the now classic mob drama The Godfather.
The series is based on Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s experiences of making the first film in what became a trilogy.
The series boasts an impressive cast, starring Miles Teller as 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 and Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus. Also appearing will be the likes of Michael Gandolfini, Justin Chambers, Patrick Gallo, Anthony Ippolito, Meredith Garretson, Josh Zuckerman, Nora Arnezeder, Anthony Skordi, Paul McCrane, James Madio, Michael Ripsoli, Jake Cannavale, Stephanie Koenig, Frank John Hughes and the original Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno.
The Offer is set to air from April 28. Here’s a new look at it:
Meanwhile, The Godfather Trilogy has just been released on 4K Ultra HD.
Billed as “the essential, definitive saga of the Corleone family”, the films have undergone a painstaking restoration and remastering process, overseen by Coppola, that took thousands of hours. The result is the trilogy in native 4K, complete with Dolby Vision HDR enhancement.
What will be of interest to many is that while the set features The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, the third entry in the trilogy is represented by both the original version and 2020 recut of 1990’s The Godfather III, the latter known as Mario Puzo’s The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. The movies are joined in the set by a raft of both new and legacy special features on their own bonus Blu-ray.