Release date for Sopranos prequel revealed

Lawrence Kim
March 15, 2019

The anticipated prequel to "The Sopranos" will hit theaters on September 25, 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Now, Deadline reports that the film's latest title is simply "Newark", and that it will be released on september 25, 2020.

Here's a question for you folks: do y'all care about Newark?

Chase also said that the film will harken back to a more "professional" era of the Mafia.

David Chase, the creator of the acclaimed HBO series, has teamed up with Lawrence Konner, one of the series' writers, for the script.

As for the rest of the cast, Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, and John Magaro will all star.

James Gandolfini's own son, Michael, will be playing a younger version of Tony Soprano and Goodfellas star Ray Liotta has also been cast.

While there's still not much known about the plot of "Newark" what has been revealed is that "The Sopranos" prequel takes place around the time of the volatile Newark riots when the Italian mob was at odds with the African-American community in New Jersey. He directed nine episodes of "The Sopranos" throughout its lifespan, in addition to seven episodes of "Game of Thrones", as well as feature films "Thor: The Dark World" and "Terminator Genisys".

The Sopranos ran six seasons and won 21 Primetime Emmys, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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