The Sopranos might be the next title getting a prequel series.
Per Deadline, creator David Chase said he’s interested in doing another prequel movie similar to the recently released The Many Saints of Newark, which was available in theaters and on the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max. However, Chairwoman and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Ann Sarnoff has other ideas to expand the Sopranos world.
“We’re thrilled with the results of ‘Many Saints,'” said Sarnoff. “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.”
She added, “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.”
As previously reported, The Many Saints of Newark explores the origin story of Tony Soprano, who is played in the film by Michael Gandolfini, the son of the late James Gandolfini.