Sorry, Sopranos fans. David Chase, creator of the classic HBO drama, recently spoke to Deadline about the legacy of the series and said there was no prequel in the works.
The Sopranos premiered in 1999 and ran for six seasons. The mob drama starred James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, and Lorraine Bracco.
When asked about the idea of a Sopranos prequel, Chase said he has no plans:
I’ve had people talk to me about that. I’ve had conversations with some movie studios that want to do it as a film. So far I’ve rejected the idea but I certainly wouldn’t do it as a television show. I’m always disinclined to say, “No I’ll never do it.” But I think I’ll never do it. I’m disinclined to say that because I don’t want my thinking to be constrained. I’ve said it from the beginning: If I had a really good idea and I thought it could be really entertaining and it wouldn’t upset what was done I might do it. But so far…”
Currently, Chase is writing a new limited series for HBO titled A Ribbon of Dreams.
What do you think? Did you watch The Sopranos? Would you still like some kind of prequel or sequel series?