First there was a rumor about another Sopranos tv show on HBO one that took place before any of the characters that appeared in the beloved show. That never happened. Creator David Chase said he rejected that idea. He said at the time that he wouldn’t do that as a tv show. Instead he decided to write movie script called. “The Many Saints Of Newark” . Lawrence Konner, another Sopranos writer co-wrote. And the good news is that the script was purchased by New Line.
The Many Saints Of Newark is set in the 60’s when the Italians and Blacks where fighting in NY. It become personal and the two ethnicities made it lethal. The question is can a story that dives into racial politics in 60’s New Jersey be a commercial success or will this prequal fair like other reboots recently such as Bay Watch?