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Hitting a high note: The Sopranos poised to return

Michael Idato

Published: March 9 2018 - 4:55AM

The award-winning, critically acclaimed television series The Sopranos is to return.

The show's creator, David Chase, has finalised a deal that will bring the early life of the world of The Sopranos to the big screen.

In film industry jargon, that mean's were talking about a prequel.

And that's good news for the show's fans: the final episode of the series is still considered controversial for its ambiguity and revisiting it could have proved even more contentious.

The Many Saints of Newark will be set in the era of the Newark riots of the 1960s, when Newark's Italian and black communities clashed, according to US media reports.

There is little actual detail of the film's storyline in circulation, however the time frame would allow it to feature younger incarnations of Tony Soprano's parents, Giovanni and Livia.

In The Sopranos they were played by Joseph Siravo and Nancy Marchand.

The script for The Many Saints of Newark has been written by Chase and Lawrence Konner.

The original series aired between 1999 and 2007 and is considered - with apologies to fans of Breaking Bad, The Wire and The Crown - to be one of, if not the, best television series ever made.

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