HBO Open to 'Sopranos' Reboot After 'The Many Saints of Newark'
It seems like everything gets rebooted these days, and "The Sopranos" might not be an exception.
With a prequel movie slated to debut in 2020, HBO's president of programming, Casey Bloys, spoke at a recent TCA event about whether or not the premium network intends to make a prequel series after the film debuts. The exec shared that there are no plans or discussions for such a reboot at present but didn't rule anything out for the future, per Deadline.
"I keep saying 'never say never,'" Bloys told the publication.
The movie will take place in the 1960s and show a younger version of Tony Soprano, as well as other familiar characters. It comes from "The Sopranos" creator David Chase, who wrote the prequel's screenplay with Lawrence Konner. Additionally, Michael Gandolfini will star as Tony, taking up the baton from his late father, James Gandolfini.
Bloys had praise for Michael and called him "a really good actor." Still, HBO seems to be taking this one step at a time. For now, "there is nothing on the table at the moment," but Bloys says he will "stay open."
"The Sopranos" prequel movie, "The Many Saints of Newark," will open Sept. 25, 2020.