Put the Sunday gravy on the stove because we’re returning to the world of The Sopranos. But unlike the current wave of revivals flooding our TVs, David Chase’s new project is heading to the big screen. The creator of one of the most beloved shows of all time has sold a screenplay for a film prequel titled The Many Saints of Newark, which will examine the New Jersey mafia in the 1960s — including a few familiar (but much younger) faces.
HBO has taken the rare step of developing a prequel (or five) for its biggest hit, so might any other iconic dramas get the same treatment? We’ve heard talk of a Sopranos prequel for years, and creator David Chase says he can envision the possibility of Tony Soprano’s past.
Even amid HBO’s current difficulty launching new hit dramas, The Sopranos remains sorely missed almost a decade past David Chase’s infamous ending. Chase hasn’t fully crossed out the idea of returning to the Soprano family in prequel, but a new chat sees the showrunner discussing a filmed alternate ending, as well as changes at the network that might have put buddy Terence Winter’s Vinyl into its current state.