HBO’s President of Programming Casey Bloys is open to a reboot of the premium cable’s mafia drama, The Sopranos.
The HBO exec was asked about the possibility of a reboot during the Television Critics’ Association press tour. “I keep saying ‘never say never’,” Bloys told Deadline at TCA.
While Bloys isn’t completely shutting down the prospect of the potential project he says that nothing is on the way. “There are no plans, there is no discussion about it, but (Michael Gandolfini) is a really good actor, we had him on The Deuce. He then reiterates that “There is nothing on the table at the moment but I will stay open.”
Michael Gandolfini is the son of the late James Gandolfini who played Tony Soprano in the series. Following in his father’s footsteps, Michael Gandolfini’s breakout role was in HBO’s period drama series, The Deuce. He will take on a younger version of his father’s role in The Sopranos prequel film, giving fans of the American mafia drama something to look forward to in the meantime.
The show’s creator, David Chase, is currently hard at work with the show’s prequel film titled The Many Saints of Newark. The storyline makes a return to New Jersey with Alan Taylor as the director under New Line.
The prequel follows the story of Dicki Motisanti played by Alessandro Nivola. The character is a mentor to young Tony while his own father, Johnny Boy, was grooming his son toward organized crime prominence. Original series characters are expected to have call-backs in the film.
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