Warner Bros Dates ‘Sopranos’ Prequel ‘Newark’ For Fall 2020

Warner Bros Dates ‘Sopranos’ Prequel ‘Newark’ For Fall 2020

The release date for The Sopranos prequel has been revealed as well as a new name.

The Sopranos followed the life of Tony Soprano, a New Jersey mob boss as he dealt with personal and professional issues in his home and business.

The late James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos in 1999. (Robert Iler) after an investigation was launched into his ties with the mafia.

Mafia ties: In the show's final scene, Gandolfini's Tony Soprano visits a local diner with his wife Carmela (Edie Falco) and his son Anthony Jr.

Simply titled "Newark", the film will hit theaters on september 25, 2020, more than 13 years after the acclaimed HBO series came to an end.

"Newark" was written by "Sopranos" creator David Chase with Alan Taylor directing after he helmed several episodes of the series during its critically acclaimed run on HBO from 1999 to 2007.

Joining Gandolfini is Alesandro Nivola as Dickie Moltisanti, the father of Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli) from the original series.

The prequel, which will feature younger versions of the beloved characters, is set in the 1960s in Newark when the riots between Italian-Americans and African-Americans were at an all-time high.

The Birth.Movies.Death. staff includes more than a few raging Sopranos fans, and lord knows we're curious about Newark, but I'm also getting the impression that hype levels surrounding this project - at least as far as those of the BMD readership are concerned - are running somewhat low.

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