"The Sopranos" Prequel Film, "Newark", Sets a Release Date for Fall 2020

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"The Sopranos" ultimately ran six seasons and won 21 Primetime Emmys, five Golden Globes, and a Peabody Award en route to world-renowned status, thus the prequel will likely be a box-office hit when it's released nationwide on September 25, 2020.

The highly anticipated prequel to "The Sopranos" has a new title and the film now has a release date scheduled in 2020... So, we got that long to rewatch the entire run of the original series.

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

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

Is that accurate? Are y'all hyped about this one? Though the original series often employed flashbacks to this particular era in Newark history, it's unknown if any of the actors who portrayed younger versions of Soprano wiseguys will be reprising their roles for the film. In addition to Gandolfini, the cast includes Alessandro Nivola, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, and Ray Liotta. Both are producing the film as well with Alan Taylor as the director.

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The creator of "The Sopranos", David Chase, and Lawrence Konner are the prequel's screenwriters.

Bad blood between African-Americans and Italian-Americans erupted in the New Jersey city at the time and resulted in 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries. Although this character never appeared in the HBO series as he was killed before the story's timeline, his legacy and influence were clearly established as someone who helped the family become a legitimate power in the world of organized crime.

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