Published: Fri, January 11, 2019

'The Sopranos' cast debates show's ending on 20th anniversary

'The Sopranos' cast debates show's ending on 20th anniversary

Since the film is set in the 1960s, it enables Chase and company to skirt around the tragic fact that James Gandolfini, who so famously played Tony, died in 2013.

A Sopranos prequel, titled The Many Saints Of Newark, is in development. Speaking with Deadline about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the long-running mob drama's HBO premiere, Chase said he wanted to zero in on a period of time that the series only hinted at a few times during its six-season run. The father was gunned down when Christopher was young and Nivola said the film will explore the interlocking history of Dickie Moltisanti and Soprano. Sopranos mastermind David Chase penned the script for the film, along with Lawrence Konner, and Sopranos series director Alan Taylor is at the helm.

Now, Chase has provided a little more insight into the movie. But before we get to the pull-quote that's got everyone arching their eyebrows, I'd like to go on record with the following opinion: the ending of The Sopranos can not be "solved", should not be "solved", and was pretty much designed from the ground up to be open to interpretation. "I was interested in exploring that", said Chase, who's producing the prequel film. Chase also added: "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".

Sepinwall: When you said there was an end point, you don't mean Tony at Holsten's, you just meant, "I think I have two more years' worth of stories left in me". Falco played Soprano's wife, Carmela.


On Wednesday, cast members Edie Falco, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Robert Iler were among those to gather in NY to celebrate the landmark. "I'm still very anxious about it, but I became interested in Newark, where my parents came from, and where the riots took place..." However, when audiences were introduced to Soprano and his gang of mobsters, it was one of the first times that a leading TV character was not a "good guy".

"Yeah, I feel they're out there with shotguns, just waiting."

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