It’s been 11 years since that fateful “cut to black” on the finale of The Sopranos. In recent years, we’ve lamented the loss, examined how the show completely revolutionized the television landscape, and have always held out hope in revisiting the complex, New Jersey crime family in any way that creator, David Chase, saw fit.
Today brings news that Chase is planning a film prequel to the 21-time Emmy award winning show, The Sopranos, called The Many Saints Of Newark which will be set in the era of the Newark riots in the ’60s.
“David is a masterful storyteller and we, along with our colleagues at HBO, are thrilled that he has decided to revisit, and enlarge, the Soprano universe in a feature film,” said Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman, Toby Emmerich.
Although plot details are currently under wraps, Deadline confirms that, “some of the beloved characters from the series will appear in the film.”
Given the time period, they’ve speculated that this could include Tony’s father, Giovanni “Johnny Boy” Soprano, a younger version of his mother, Livia, and Uncle Junior.
Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.
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- Source: Deadline
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