That’s right! Way ahead of its premiere, The Many Saints of Newark has already proved to be a blockbuster that urges HBO to reboot the iconic The Sopranos.
The much-awaited Sopranos prequel release date might have been postponed for another year, but does not stop fans from wondering if there ever will be a Sopranos reboot in the future. Besides that, fans are excited to know that The Many Saints of Newark will have James Gandolfini’s son Michael Gandolfini play his character, Tony Soprano’s, younger version. How perfect is that? Everybody knows the prequel will be a hit, but not many know about HBO’s future plans for the reboot. Read on to know more.
- The Sopranos: The best television series ever
- The prequel’s early success prompts a reboot
- The Sopranos reboot release date confirmation
The Sopranos: The best television series ever
Debuting in 1999, the series revolves around New Jersey mob boss Tony Sopranos who deals with his unhealthy mental state caused by pressures from work and home, which lead him to seeking professional psychiatric counselling.
While the mafia attempts to sort his mental health in secrecy, sessions between Soprano and his therapist is as dark and intense as it could get. The show’s theme adds an essence of aggression, adult drama and extreme language.
Nonetheless, the six-part series has been regarded as the best television show ever with 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards and a 9.2 rating on IMDb.
The prequel’s early success prompts a reboot
The last scene of the series finale began with Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing playing on the jukebox, his daughter Meadow arrives at the restaurant and the screen goes to Tony – but as the diner door opens with a bell ringing, the screen cuts to black and the credits roll in silence.
The Sopranos’ ending was controversial and confusing for the audience who were unsure about whether Tony was killed by a hitman. To clarify the uncertainty, in an interview with USA Today, David Chase confirmed that there was a theory that the writers decided not to end with.
“Tony was going to get called to a meeting with Johnny Sack in Manhattan, and he was going to go back through the Lincoln Tunnel for this meeting, and it was going to go back there and you never saw him again as he was heading back, the theory being that something bad happens to him at the meeting. But we didn’t do that” Chase explained.
Following the success of the parent show, the prequel has been overly anticipated by fans since a very long time. After nearly 11 years of speculation of the upcoming prequel, New Line Cinema announced that it purchased the rights to produce the film along with HBO Films,with Chase co-writing the screenplay with Lawrence Konner.
The prequel has already taken the lead in being “the most awaited The Sopranos film.” As a result, fans are convinced that HBO should reboot the series ASAP. But how long after the film will HBO confirm the news of the hopeful reboot?
The Sopranos reboot release date confirmation
In an online statement, David Chase talked about his insecurities of making the prequel.
“I was against [the movie] for a long time and I’m still very worried about it, but I became interested in Newark, where my parents came from, and where the riots took place… I was just interested in the whole Newark riot thing. I started thinking about those events and organized crime, and I just got interested in mixing those two elements.”
The Sopranos reboot might not have a release date confirmation yet, but it will only be in due time that the showrunners will finally agree to set their worries aside and announce an official release date.
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