The release of “Many Saints of Newark” in the United States has given Warner executives some ideas. As part of a partnership established with David Chase, creator of the series “The Sopranos”, negotiations are underway regarding a new creation, which could be a new series rather than another film.
Many Saints of Newark : a film to relaunch the universe?
The film Many Saints of Newark, prequel to the cult series The Sopranos, only arrives in France November 3 2021. But after its US theatrical and HBO Max release on October 1, the returns are good enough to make Warner and series creator David Chase, perhaps, want to go further. Indeed, according to Deadline information, negotiations are underway concerning a new series The Sopranos intended for HBO Max.
An announcement that confirms the success of the film Many Saints of Newark. A particular success, because if the film was not successful at the box office – we are talking for the moment of total receipts amounting to 11 million dollars – it behaved well in streaming on HBO Max, and above all did explode views of the historic series on the platform. All in all, Warner and HBO executives find their accounts there, as Ann Sarnoff, CEO of Warner Bros. :
We see “The Sopranos” appear in the top 10 most viewed series on the platform and it gives it new life. It literally revived the whole franchise, in a new way. You can’t just measure success on the basis of the box office.
A series rather than another film?
Immediately after leaving Many Saints of Newark, and as part of a five-year deal between David Chase and Warner, the idea of another film, sequel to Many Saints of Newark. But things seem to have changed since the current negotiations would now focus on a series. Here is what David Chase said:
There is only one way I would do it, and that’s if we can write the script together with Terry Winter. So there, yes.
Ann Sarnoff has not confirmed that the series project would have taken precedence over that of another film. But in any case, it is certain that a new creation would come between the story of Many Saints of Newark, which takes place at the end of the 60s and the beginning of the series, that is to say the end of the 90s. the construction of the iconic characters of the series, from Tony Soprano to Corrado “Junior” Soprano, including Silvio Dante and Paulie Gualtieri.