The Sopranos is set to return, with creator David Chase announcing a brand new prequel film based on the TV series.
The acclaimed HBO show ran for six seasons from 1999 to 2007, and starred the likes of the late James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli and Edie Falco.
Chase has worked with Sopranos writer Lawrence Konner on writing the script for the New Line-produced prequel, which is due to be set in the 1960s during the time of the infamous Newark riots. The new film currently has the working title The Many Saints of Newark.
Deadline have reported that some of the characters from the original series will be present in the film, including Tony Soprano’s father, Giovanni “Johnny Boy”, and a younger version of his wife Livia.
Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich spoke of his delight at securing the prequel, stating: “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.”
A projected release date for The Many Saints of Newark has yet to be announced.
Back in September, Sopranos and Goodfellas actor Frank Vincent passed away at the age of 80.