Published: Thu, January 10, 2019

Did The Sopranos Kill Tony Soprano in the Series Finale?

Did The Sopranos Kill Tony Soprano in the Series Finale?

For one thing, Chase flat-out calls the final scene, in which Tony and his family meet in a diner, a "death scene", which catches both Seitz and Sepinwall off-guard.

Nivola spoke to Variety at the 20th anniversary of "The Sopranos" in NY on Wednesday, where the cast and creator David Chase held a panel. Love it or hate it, the Sopranos finale was unforgettable, particularly for its now-infamous final scene in which (spoilers) the screen cut to black, and held there, leaving the fate of Tony Soprano ambiguous, and spouting many theories in the process. "I was interested in exploring that". But Chase clarified that this won't be the same rose-colored Newark from Tony's memory.

A few months ago, it was revealed that Alessandro Nivola had been cast as Dickie Moltisanti, father of Sopranos character Christopher Moltisanti, in the film.


"I was interested in Newark and life in Newark at that time", Chase told the outlet. The Many Saints of Newark is set to begin production this year, with casting now underway.

He added, "I was living in suburban New Jersey at the time that happened, and my girlfriend was working in downtown Newark".

"Yes, I think I had that death scene around two years before the end ..." Chase refrained from returning to the mob world for some time, perhaps not to tarnish the series that made HBO a major player in original content, however his interest in the city of Newark birthed this prequel film. This could possibly give some deeper insight into Tony's starry-eyed recollections that he so often shared with his therapist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco). "It's going to depict when it was good". The mafia was very polished at that time, how they dressed and what they did. It's been a decade since the controversial ending to the series, but fans will be getting more Sopranos content soon, as The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel film is in the works. Those traditions were followed more loosely in the series. Veteran Sopranos director Alan Taylor will be helming the project, based on a script from Chase and Boardwalk Empire scribe Lawrence Konner.

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