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Prequel Film for HBO’s ‘The Sopranos’ is in the Works with New Line

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Ever since that iconic series ending of The Sopranos, fans have been clamoring for more!  As it turns out, they will finally be getting what they’ve asked for.

On Thursday, Deadline reported that New Line has officially purchased a screenplay from series creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner which will act as a prequel to The Sopranos series.

Details surrounding the plot are scarce, however, we do know that the working title for the production is The Many Saints of Newark and it will be set during the 1960’s Newark riots – a time in New Jersey history when African-American and Italian gangs were feuding throughout the city.

Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement

“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.”

Chase will also be producing the film and will have a hand in selecting the director as well.

The original series premiered on HBO in 1999 and ran for six seasons in total.  The series starred the late James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco and Michael Imperioli.

Are you excited about a prequel to The Sopranos?   What returning characters would you like to see appear in the prequel?  Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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