Sopranos prequel movie gets HBO Go release date
The Many Saints Of Newark, the long-awaited prequel to David Chase’s groundbreaking and award-winning HBO drama series The Sopranos, will be released in Asia on HBO Go starting November 11 next week, having premiered in cinemas abroad as well as on HBO. Max last week.
The Many Saints Of Newark will only air on HBO Go but will not be available on the HBO TV channel.
The film stars a young Tony Soprano (Michael Gandolfini) growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge him. The all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s grip on the growing race. city torn apart. The uncle he idolizes is caught in the air, Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola), whose influence over his nephew will make the teenager the boss of the all-powerful mafia we see in the TV series original.
Alan Taylor (Game Of Thrones, Mad Men), who won an Emmy for his directorial work on The Sopranos, has returned to helm The Many Saints Of Newark, based on a script by series creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner.
The film stars Alessandro Nivola (Disobedience, American Hustle), Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Broadway’s Hamilton, Murder On The Orient Express), Jon Bernthal (Baby Driver, Le Loup De Wall Street), Corey Stoll (First Man, Ant- Man), Michael Gandolfini (The Deuce), Billy Magnussen (Game Night, The Big Short), Michela De Rossi (Boys Cry, The Rats), John Magaro (The Finest Hours, Not Fade Away), with the winner of Emmy Ray Liotta (Shades Of Blue, Goodfellas) and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air, The Conjuring films).
Reviews for the film were mixed – read a review here.
In its six seasons from 1999 to 2007, The Sopranos – widely regarded as one of the most important and influential television drama series – won 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards and two Peabody Awards.
The six seasons of the Sopranos are also available on HBO Go, if you’d like to revisit the series before watching this prequel.
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