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.
HBO’s The Night Of may not have the commercial success of initially one-off series like True Detective, but the network would be foolish to ignore the megawatt critical praise. The former James Gandolfini project will have a specific end, but producers now reveal their consideration of a second season, likely an anthology with a new subject.
Flying in under the radar for a July premiere, HBO’s John Turturro-led miniseres The Night Of (formerly Criminal Justice) at last has a full trailer, looking more and more like the True Detective Season 3 we might never get. See for yourself, as the one-time Gandolfini-led series finally gets its moment in the sun with some stylistic new footage.
It’s taken some time for HBO miniseries Criminal Justice (now The Night Of) to go to trial, after John Turturro replaced Robert DeNiro in a role intended for James Gandolfini, and now a familiar first trailer arrives for the July premiere. There’s a long bright dark ahead for the criminal HBO drama, but maybe time’s just a flat circle, man.
It’s been almost two years since John Turturro replaced Robert DeNiro in the HBO Criminal Justice series originally developed and intended for James Gandolfini, and the project has finally moved forward. Re-named The Night Of, HBO has set a summer premiere for the long-awaited drama, fleshing out the cast with some HBO favorites as well.
The Sopranos redefined television for more than just HBO, but did you know creator David Chase still thought of expanding his vision into a film, after the pilot was already shot? Or that the series shares 27 actors with its Goodfellas inspiration? Wake up this morning, and get yourself the 25th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ as we drive to Jersey for some felonious facts of HBO's The Sopranos!