The Offer

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  • TV-MA
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 8.6  (40,719)

The Offer from Paramount+ is a brand new limited series which takes viewers behind the scenes of one of the most iconic movies of all time - The Godfather. Based on the fascinating true story of how legendary producer Al Ruddy worked tirelessly to bring Mario Puzo’s novel to the big screen, this series is an absolute must-watch for fans of the original film as well as anyone who loves movies and the magic of Hollywood.

At the heart of the show is Miles Teller, who plays Ruddy with tremendous charm and energy. Teller is a fantastic fit for the role, exuding the kind of natural charisma that made him a star in movies like Whiplash and The Spectacular Now. Ruddy is one of those characters that you can’t help but root for - a scrappy underdog who defies the odds to become one of the most successful producers of his generation. Teller captures Ruddy’s wit, intelligence, and passion, making him a character you can’t help but love.

The rest of the cast is equally strong, with UK actor Matthew Goode playing Robert Evans, the iconic head of Paramount Pictures who was instrumental in getting The Godfather made. Goode brings a sly charm to the role, perfectly capturing Evans’ suave style and devilish sense of humor. Giovanni Ribisi is also excellent as Joe Colombo, the real-life Mafia boss who gave his blessing to the movie in exchange for some creative control. Ribisi has a real presence on screen, and he does a great job of conveying Colombo’s mix of power and vulnerability.

Meanwhile, Colin Hanks, Dan Fogler, and Juno Temple all deliver strong performances as various members of the production team. Hanks is particularly good as Barry Lapidus, who worked as Ruddy’s assistant and helped him navigate the complex world of Hollywood politics. Fogler, too, is fantastic as Francis Ford Coppola, the visionary director who would go on to become one of the most iconic filmmakers of all time. Temple, playing actress Eleanor Coppola, perfectly captures the spirit of the era and the complicated dynamic between filmmakers and stars.

Perhaps the standout performance of the show, however, comes from veteran actor Burn Gorman. Gorman plays Jack Woltz, the eccentric producer who famously wakes up next to a horse’s head in the iconic scene from The Godfather. Gorman is absolutely electric in the role, infusing Woltz with equal parts menace and camp. It’s a performance that really highlights the delicate balance between serious drama and dark comedy that made The Godfather such a classic.

Of course, what really makes The Offer such a standout series is its attention to detail. From the costumes to the sets to the recreation of key scenes from The Godfather, everything about this show feels utterly authentic. Director and executive producer Leslie Greif has clearly done his homework, and his passion for this story shines through in every frame.

All in all, The Offer is an excellent limited series that deserves to be seen by anyone with an interest in the history of cinema. Featuring a stellar cast, a compelling story, and some truly incredible attention to detail, this show is a masterclass in how to make great television. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of The Godfather or just someone who loves a good behind-the-scenes drama, The Offer is a must-watch series that is sure to captivate and entertain.

The Offer is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on April 28, 2022.

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Brains and Balls
10. Brains and Balls
June 15, 2022
"The Godfather" is released to rave reviews and box office records. Drama unfolds at the 45th Academy Awards. Al Ruddy looks to the future and his next project.
It's Who We Are
9. It's Who We Are
June 9, 2022
As the production contends with the challenges of filming in Sicily, Ruddy leaves early to help get Evans back on track. Post-production disputes with Lapidus threaten Coppola's vision for the edit and Bettye starts to think about her next move.
Crossing that Line
8. Crossing that Line
June 2, 2022
In the bloody aftermath of the Italian-American Civil Rights League rally, Gallo threatens "The Godfather's" production budget as Ruddy struggles to protect the funding for Sicily. Evans continues to spiral after the breakup of his marriage with Ali MacGraw, allowing Barry Lapidus to capitalize.
Mr. Producer
7. Mr. Producer
May 26, 2022
Dissatisfied with the footage, Barry Lapidus orchestrates a potential coup as Ruddy initiates a bold plan to save both Coppola and Pacino's jobs. Crime boss Carlo Gambino questions Colombo's leadership as he holds another large Italian-American Civil Rights League rally.
A Stand Up Guy
6. A Stand Up Guy
May 19, 2022
Ruddy deals with the fallout from the disastrous press conference while Evans creates a plan to save Paramount. Bettye takes action as the first day of filming is compromised due to collisions with Gulf & Western, Paramount, and the Mafia.
Kiss The Ring
5. Kiss The Ring
May 12, 2022
Ruddy and Bettye combat logistical nightmares with principal photography quickly approaching. As the Mob continues to ingrain itself in the making of the film, tensions rise between Colombo and notorious hot head Crazy Joe Gallo.
The Right Shade of Yellow
4. The Right Shade of Yellow
May 4, 2022
With Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in contention for leading roles in "The Godfather," Ruddy is caught in the line of fire between Evans and Coppola and must pick a side. After gaining Joe Colombo's support, Ruddy gets an uncomfortable glimpse of his new friend's loyalty. The rising stakes surrounding "The Godfather" continues to strain Ruddy's relationship with Francoise.
Fade In
3. Fade In
April 28, 2022
Pressure mounts for the scripts' delivery after Ruddy is forced to sit down with Joe Colombo and Evans finds himself navigating hot waters with Gulf & Western's CEO Charlie Bluhdorn. Meanwhile, Bluhdorn takes an interest in Bettye.
Warning Shots
2. Warning Shots
April 28, 2022
With Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo penning the script, Al Ruddy and Bettye McCartt confront an ever-growing list of opposition to "The Godfather" including Frank Sinatra, LA Gangster Mickey Cohen, and the Colombo led Italian-American Civil Rights League. Meanwhile, Robert Evans and Gulf & Western's Barry Lapidus lock horns over the creative direction of Paramount Pictures.
1. Premiere
April 28, 2022
After ditching his job at the Rand Corporation for a shot in Hollywood, Al Ruddy wins the job to produce Mario Puzo's bestselling novel, "The Godfather" for Paramount Pictures. Joe Colombo, a rising crime boss in the New York City Mafia, has a darker fate in mind for the picture.
Where to Watch The Offer
The Offer is available for streaming on the Paramount+ website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Offer on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 28, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (40,719)