"Sopranos" prequel film in the works

David Chase, the creator of the show, has long said that he has no interest in continuing the show but he would be interested in a prequel. This time, it will be a prequel film. New Line is developing the project titled The Many Saints of Newark which will be penned by David Chase. The movie is to be set during the 1967 riots in Newark at a time when the Italians and African-Americans living in Newark were at each other's throats. Chase will also serve as producer for the film and will select the movie's director.

"Anything that's involved with 'The Sopranos, ' if they want to get us back together, of course I'm there", she said. However, the timeline of this feature would seem to indicate that Tony's father, Giovanni "Johnny Boy", may be featured. "I could never see [a return of the show] except as a prequel".

No casting or plot details have been announced yet.

Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich is thrilled that Chase is returning to the Soprano universe with a feature film and expanding our insight into the hit mob series.

If you counted yourself a fan of The Sopranos between 1999 and 2007, this will come as welcome news.

Broadcast between 1999 and 2007 on the US cable network HBO, "The Sopranos" marked, in the view of experts, the beginning of a golden age for television series with its dark humor and complex characters. It made HBO, what it is today and launched the market for DVD sales of popular shows. The series also won a multitude of awards, including Peabody Awards for its first two seasons, 21 Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards.