Watch The Godfather Trilogy And Season 1 Of The Offer

The Offer tells the tale behind the making of one of cinema’s most influential films.
M-Net Movies 2 to air all three The Godfather movies this weekend.

he Godfather is one of the most iconic films of all time, and in the decades since its release, plenty has been written and said about it – but never like this.

The making of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 classic is now the subject of The Offer, a limited series which premiered on M-Net (DStv channel 101) on Monday 2 May at 22h30, just days after its US debut on Paramount+, Paramount’s streaming service.

The Offer is based on Oscar®-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s extraordinary, never-before-seen story of making The Godfather. The limited series stars Miles Teller (Whiplash) as Albert S. Ruddy, whose experience is the basis of the series; Matthew Goode (A Discovery of Witches) as studio exec Robert Evans; Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts) as director Coppola; Juno Temple (Ted Lasso) as Al’s assistant Bettye McCartt; Colin Hanks (Impeachment: American Crime Story) as the man with the money, Barry Lapidus; Giovanni Ribisi (Sneaky Pete) as real-life mafia don Joe Colombo; Burn Gorman (The Man in High Castle) as industrialist Charles Bluhdorn; and Patrick Gallo (The Irishman) as Godfather author Mario Puzo.

The Offer: Colin Hanks as Barry Lapidus in The Offer, streaming on Paramount+, 2022. Photo: Miller Mobley/Paramount+ ©ViacomCBS 2021. All Rights Reserved

The 10-episode series was created and written by Oscar- and Emmy®-nominated writer Michael Tolkin (Escape at Dannemora, The Player) and also written and executive produced by Nikki Toscano (Hunters), who also serves as showrunner. The pilot episode was directed by Rocketman’s Dexter Fletcher.

The Offer: Juno Temple as Bettye McCourt in The Offer, streaming on Paramount+, 2022. Photo: Miller Mobley/Paramount+

Named the second-greatest film in American cinema history by the American Film Institute, Coppola’s classic is about family, honour, revenge and pride, and the new series following Al Ruddy’s experience of making the game-changing movie is sure to keep M-Net viewers riveted week after week.

The Offer: Miles Teller as Al Ruddy in The Offer, streaming on Paramount+, 2022. Photo: Miller Mobley/Paramount+

With the recent 50th anniversary of The Godfather – M-Net Movies 2 (DStv channel 105) will also air all three movies in the trilogy, which star Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Sofia Coppola, amongst several other celebrated names.

  • The Godfather airs tonight, Friday 6 May at 21:55.
  • The Godfather: Part II airs on Saturday 7 May at 21:50.
  • The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone airs on Sunday 8 May at 21:35.

Tune in to The Offer every Mondays on M-Net (DStv channel 101), episode 1 is currently available on Catch Up.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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