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The Sopranos Is Coming Back As A Movie So Let's Break Out The Ziti

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The Sopranos Is Coming Back As A Movie So Let's Break Out The Ziti The Sopranos

We're going to preface this by saying that anyone looking for closure into whether Tony Soprano actually died at the end of The Sopranos or not is probably going to be disappointed.

But otherwise, this is pretty exciting news: David Chase, the creator of the iconic New Jersey TV series, has a prequel movie called The Many Saints of Newark in the works.

Deadline broke the story, reporting that the flick will be set during the Newark riots in the 1960s, when the Italians and African-Americans in the area were "at each other's throats".

While some of the characters from the original series will appear in the prequel, it's not known exactly who that will be; Deadline reckons we could be seeing Tony's father Giovanni "Johnny Boy" and a younger version of his mum Livia, plus his uncle Junior.

Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said the studio was delighted to welcome Chase on board.

"David is a masterful storyteller and we, along with our colleagues at HBO, are thrilled that he has decided to revisit and enlarge the Soprano universe in a feature film," he said.

The Sopranos ran on HBO from 1999 - 2007, scooping a whopping 21 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and Peabody Awards for the first two seasons.