‘The Offer’: The Names of Episodes 1-3, How to Watch the Making of ‘The Godfather’ Series

The long-awaited premiere of Paramount+’s The Offer has finally arrived. Since it was revealed the drama detailing the making of The Godfather entered production in July 2021, fans of the family crime drama eagerly awaited its release. On Apr. 28, three episodes subsequently heralded the debut of The Offer. Here’s what we know about how to watch, each episode name, and what each installment details.

The Offer Miles Teller as Al Ruddy, Juno Temple as Bettye McCourt and Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola
Miles Teller, Juno Temple, and Dan Fogler | Nicole Wilder/Paramount+

‘The Offer’ takes a look into the production of ‘The Godfather’

The Offer takes a hard look into the long and challenging road to getting Mario Puzo’s book The Godfather made into a feature film.

Subsequently, The Offer documented the methods The Godfather producer Albert S. Ruddy used to get Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 adaptation of Mario Puzo’s novel into the hands of studio heads.

The original Godfather trilogy spans from 1945 to 1955. It chronicles the Corleone family under patriarch Vito Corleone (Brando), focusing on transforming his youngest son, Michael Corleone (Pacino), from a reluctant family outsider to a ruthless mafia boss.

However, the film did not have an easy road to becoming one of the most outstanding motion pictures.

Moreover, Puzo’s novel angered Italian Americans, and, most reportedly, its text was based upon the crime families.

Joe Colombo, the boss of the Columbo crime family, claimed the film propagated stereotypes about the mafia’s existence. As seen in the first three episodes of The Offer, Columbo subsequently threatened the film with labor issues, production delays, and obstacles to completion.

The names of each episode, what they’re about as you watch ‘The Offer’

The official trailer for the Paramount+ series, “The Offer.”

Episode 101: “A Seat at the Table”

After ditching his job at the Rand Corporation for a shot in Hollywood, Al Ruddy (Miles Teller) wins the position to produce Mario Puzo’s bestselling novel, The Godfather, for Paramount Pictures. However, Joe Colombo (Giovanni Ribisi), a rising boss in the New York City Mafia, has a darker fate in mind for the picture, which he feels propagates negative stereotypes about organized crime.

Episode 102: “Warning Shots” 

While Francis Ford Coppola (Dan Fogler) and Mario Puzo (Patrick Gallo) write the script, Al Ruddy and Bettye McCartt (Juno Temple) confront an ever-growing list of opposition to the production of The Godfather. On the other hand, Frank Sinatra (Frank John Hughes) and the Colombo-led Italian-American Civil Rights League battle to stop filming. Subsequently, Robert Evans (Matthew Goode) and Gulf & Western’s Barry Lapidus (Colin Hanks) lock horns over the creative direction of Paramount Pictures.

Episode 103: “Fade In” 

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 (Burn Gorman). Meanwhile, Bluhdorn takes an interest in Bettye.

There are 10 episodes total of the limited-run series.

How to watch this new Paramount+ series

The Offer is available to watch exclusively online starting April 28 on Paramount+.

Plan your binging accordingly.

This streaming service is separate from the Paramount Network cable channel.

The first three episodes were released Thursday, Apr. 28.

Subsequently, new episodes drop weekly, every Thursday.

The finale will air on June 16.

New customers can watch The Offer for free online with a seven-day trial to Paramount+.

However, the streamer is also available as an add-on to subscribers of Amazon Prime Video.

The Offer airs beginning Apr. 28 on Paramount+.

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