Next year, The Sopranos creator David Chase and Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor will bring us back into the world of The Sopranos for a big-screen prequel currently dubbed The Many Saints of Newark. James Gandolfini's son, Michael Gandolfini, will be playing a young version of his father's classic character Tony Soprano. And today HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys says that a TV revival is not out of the question.
Specifically, HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys says about the possibility of a TV reboot of The Sopranos.
"I keep saying 'never say never.' There are no plans. There are no discussions about it, but (Michael) is a really good actor, we had him on The Deuce. There is nothing on the table at the moment, but I will stay open."
As much as I'd like to see a revival of The Sopranos, I'm not sure how well it would work with the absence of James Gandolfini. The actor tragically passed away in Rome, Italy on June 19, 2013, if you didn't know. That said, Edie Falco has proved time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with. So maybe a sequel series that sees her character Carmela Soprano out for vengeance over her husband's murder could be ten-types of kick-ass. God, now I hope this happens. She could even team up with Lorraine Bracco's Dr. Jennifer Melfi and Jamie-Lynn Sigler's Meadow Soprano for a Mafia-style Fox Force Five. Sounds like good times to me!
Anyhow, while we await an official announcement on this sequel series, remember that the upcoming big-screen prequel stars The Conjuring and Godzilla: King of the Monsters actress Vera Farmiga. Her costars include The Walking Dead and The Punisher actor Jon Bernthal and James Gandolfini's son, Michael Gandolfini as a young Tony Soprano. Alessandro Nivola rounds out the cast as Dickie Moltisanti, and he's joined by the likes of Ray Liotta, Billy Magnussen, Corey Stoll, John Magaro, Joey Diaz, Nick Vallelonga, Leslie Odom Jr., and Gabriella Piazza.
While exact plot details are scarce, The Many Saints of Newark is said to focus on Alessandro Nivola's Dickie Moltisanti. Moltisanti acts as a mentor to a young Tony Soprano as his own father Johnny Boy grooms him on the pathway to organized crime prominence.
Thor: The Dark World and Terminator: Genisys director Alan Taylor takes the helm of the upcoming The Sopranos big-screen prequel The Many Saints of Newark. Taylor will direct the movie from a screenplay written by David Chase and Lawrence Konner based on the HBO series created by Chase. On top of penning the prequel, Chase also serves as the movie's producer along with Lawrence Konner. Kramer Morgenthau will handle the movie's cinematography while Christopher Tellefsen edits it all together into one profanity-filled motion picture. New Line Cinema, HBO, and Chase Films teamed up to bring us this prequel which Warner Bros. Pictures will release into a theater near you on September 25, 2020. Meanwhile, this story comes to us from Deadline.