If you’re a fan of David Chase’s The Sopranos, you’re definitely looking forward to the prequel film The Many Saints of New York, which will follow Tony Soprano through his younger years. Deadline got the chance to speak with David Chase, creator & writer of The Sopranos & Terence Winter, executive producer & writer of The Sopranos series.
Chase revealed to Deadline that he would be interested in returning for a follow-up film based on the early years of The Sopranos & he said that he would return if Winter’s returned.
Winters followed up on Chase’s response say that: “There are so many Easter eggs, that if you know what they are, you get rewarded for paying attention. And if you didn’t catch them, that’s OK, it works as a freestanding movie. David and I have kicked around just how many stories there are that precede the TV series, and the idea of doing a sequel, if it comes to that, would be really great fun. And also the chance to work again with David, a dear friend and mentor. Just from that standpoint, it would be fantastic.”
The Many Saints of Newark will hit theaters & HBO Max on October 1, 2021, & stars Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Michael Gandolfini, Billy Magnussen, Michela De Rossi, John Magaro, Ray Liotta, & Vera Farmiga.
Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities—and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano.