A “The Sopranos” prequel will be created for the big screen, based on a script written by David Chase, the same writer who also wrote the story of the HBO TV show.
The prequel, called “The Many Saints of Newark”, will bring back some of the characters of the show. The story will take place during the 60’s riots, when African American and Italian people were rivals in Newark.
The protagonist of The Sopranos TV show, who’s story takes place in the 90’s, was actor James Gandolfini, who passed away in 2013. Frank Vincent, Edie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, Jamie‑Lynn Sigler, Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Steve Schirripa and Tony Sirico were also part of the show’s cast.
David Chase first launched the idea of a prequel for the first time last year when he told Entertainment Weekly that he can’t see how the show can return with the exception of a prequel.
The Sopranos TV show ran on HBO for six seasons between 1999 – 2007. The show won many awards, including 21 Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
David Chase, who directed the last movie James Gandolfini starred in, “Not Fade Away”, will produce the prequel and will also be the writer. Nicole Lambert will be the executive producer.