David Chase’s Sopranos previous film The Many Saints of Newark, left a lot to be desired as it felt like “Call-Back: The Movie” and for fans sort of simply rehashed stories told in the show rather than giving us something new.
Well, it’s starting to sound like Chase and WarnerMedia are inching closer to more Sopranos content in the near future. WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff spoke to Deadline revealing they are in active talks with David Chase about a new Sopranos-related series at HBO Max and that film’s poor box office wasn’t a huge factor.
“Yes, the box office was not quite as big, but back again to the demographics of whose going to theaters. On the other hand, you see Sopranos pop into the top 10 of the most viewed series on the service. It’s given it an entirely new life. We’re talking to David about a new series Sopranos related on HBO Max. It’s (the movie) literally lifted the Sopranos franchise in a new way, so you can’t measure it in and of itself in the box office,” Sarnoff revealed to Deadline.
Another movie could be on the way too.
Sopranos creator David Chase told Deadline that he’s interested in another prequel movie much like Many Saints of Newark.
It’s hard to imagine they wouldn’t attempt to flush-out young Tony, Johnny Boy, and Junior with this potential series, given the actors they’ve assembled it always felt like they were aiming to making stuff beyond The Many Saints of Newark. That’s unless they’ll attempt to go further back in time.
THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK – Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark, N.J., history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters start to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, whose influence over his nephew will help shape the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss, Tony Soprano.