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HBO President: Network Is “Open” to Rebooting “The Sopranos”

HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys said a prequel series could be in the cards

The Sopranos Prequel Series on HBO
"The Sopranos" (Imdb)
By Evan Bleier / July 26, 2019 2:34 pm

Think HBO is done with The Sopranos? Fuhgeddaboudit.

Directed by Alan Taylor and written by David Chase and Lawrence Konner, a Sopranos movie entitled The Many Saints of Newark starring James Gandolfini’s 19-year-old son Michael as a young Tony Soprano is set to be released on September 25, 2020.

Expectations for the prequel, which is set in Newark during the race riots of 1967 and will feature “call-backs and shout-outs to numerous other series characters” are high and they already have HBO licking its chops about the possibility of more mobster content. Though a prequel series starring the younger Gandolfini is not on HBO’s production docket yet, the network’s president of programming, Casey Bloys, said he’s certainly willing to consider turning the world of The Many Saints of Newark into its own show.

“I keep saying ‘never say never,'” Bloys told Deadline. “There are no plans, there is no discussions about it, but [Michael] is a really good actor, we had him on The Deuce. There is nothing on the table at the moment but I will stay open.”

The Sopranos, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and is considered to be a — if not the — show that changed television, won 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and two Peabody Awards.

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