A new Sopranos could come back after prequel film, says HBO
We've not heard very much out of David Chase's Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark for a little while, but there's been some murmurings - half hopeful, half fearful - that it could provide a launchpad for the full-time return to the world of the New Jersey crimelords.
The theory runs that as Michael Gandolfini, son of original Tony Soprano James Gandolfini, could carry over his role as the young Tony into a TV reboot exploring the character's earlier life. Now the man who could make it happen says that he's not completely against the idea. That's mainly because he's not really thought or talked about the idea. But still.
"I keep saying 'never say never'," HBO's President of Programming Casey Bloys told Deadline. "There are no plans, there is no discussions about it, but [Michael] is a really good actor, we had him on The Deuce. There is nothing on the table at the moment but I will stay open."
It's not a no! It's not a yes. But it's not a no! It's not even a well-we'll-have-to-sit-down-and-talk-about-it hoof into the long grass. This is the long grass. For what it's worth, Chase himself hasn't mentioned wanting to go for a full-on reboot fleshing out Soprano's wild oat-sowing years, but then again he's not been asked about it since The Many Saints of Newark got the thumbs up. So maybe!