‘The Sopranos’ prequel ‘Newark’ sets a 2020 release date

NEW YORK NEW YORK- JANUARY 09  Edie Falco Robert Iler and Jamie Lynn Sigler attend the

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". His legend hangs large as a pivotal member, along with Tony and Uncle Junior, as someone who transformed the family into one to be reckoned with in the Tri-State area.

In the Sopranos' finale, "Made in America", Tony is joined in the booth by his wife Carmela (Edie Falco) and his son A.J.

As other patrons enter the ice cream parlor, Tony keeps looking to the door, checking to see who enters the diner, as Journey's Don't Stop Believing plays on the jukebox.

The prequel will be titled Newark and will hit cinemas on 25 September 2020.

NEW YORK- MARCH 07 Actor James Gandolfini attends the sixth season premiere of the HBO series
Actor James Gandolfini

"The movie will deal with the tensions between the blacks and whites at the time, and Tony Soprano will be part of this, but as a kid", said David Chase (writer) in a previous interview.

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

The film originally had the working title of The Many Saints of Newark.

The upcoming film will be set in 1960s Newark, New Jersey, and will touch upon the Newark riots, which occurred during the "Long Hot Summer of 1967" when race riots spread across United States cities. The cast includes Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, and Michael Gandolfini.


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