After The Many Saints of Newark, which was released in October, starred Alessandro Nivola as Dickie Moltisanti and James Gandolfini’s son Michael Gandolfini as a young Tony Soprano, there was much talk of revisiting Tony’s mob ties while expanding the Soprano universe.
Director David Chase signed a five-year, first-look deal with Warner Media across film and TV, to work on a project that would take place after the film set in the late 60s and early 70s and before the iconic series, which starts in 1998.
To supported these allegations, Ann Sarnoff, CEO of Studios and Networks at Warner Media, also told Deadline that the company was talking to Chase about a Sopranos related series for HBO Max.
More evidence pointed to this over Super Bowl weekend with a commercial directed by Chase and starring Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow Soprano and her onscreen brother Robert Iler as A.J. Soprano, seemingly set moments after the controversial ending.
Well, according to HBO and HBO Max Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys, do not get your hopes up.
“I don’t think David has any interest in doing anything more with The Sopranos. The Sopranos is a terrific and classic show. I don’t think there’s any reason to open that back up. I think maybe the Super bowl ad… was an indication that someone’s going back. As far as I know, I don’t think he has any plans to do that,
In terms of The Many Saints of Newark, I’m not exactly sure if they’re thinking [about] another movie… I really don’t know what he’s thinking but one thing I can say is I just don’t think anything with The Sopranos family is on the cards.”