James Gandolfini and Michael Schur Credit: WireImage
When the final episode of The Sopranos aired in 2007, long before a panel discussion called “Making the Sopranos” featuring a “comic” put on by HBO, it didn’t even make it to Britain. At the time, we had far too much time on our hands.
But British fans of the groundbreaking series can now dream of a reunion as the first of four screen-plays penned by acclaimed Sopranos writer David Chase has finally hit the market. Written between 1998 and 2001, it’s the first of four and will hopefully only set tongues wagging around these parts.
Not bad for a bummed-out cadwit. Just think of what a great spin-off could possibly be…
James Gandolfini and David Chase Credit: HBO
Producer Liz Sarnoff’s story follows the winding road of Tony Soprano’s dad, who sacrificed everything when he brought his life together. The actor that plays L.V Soprano, Steve Van Zandt, will serve as executive producer on the series, alongside Chase, Russell Simmons and Robert De Niro.
The rest of the Sopranos collection was stored up at FX until now, but now, Cinematique have snapped it up and will distribute it. It’s likely to be the last of the shows that Chase created for HBO, but considering we don’t really have a TV network of our own yet, we can probably enjoy a bit of the good life for years to come.