The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to the beloved HBO Series, The Sopranos, has dropped its first trailer. The series ran from 1999 to 2007 and is vital in shaping the current landscape of modern television.
The film follows a young Tony Soprano, played by Michael Gandolfini, during the Newark riots that occurred in the summer of 1967. Gandolfini is the son of the late James Gandolfini, who originated the role of Tony Soprano and won a Golden Globe for his performance in 2000.
The trailer looks modern, but still feels like the original television show in many ways. One being that Alan Taylor is back in the director’s chair. He previously directed Thor: The Dark World and Terminator: Genisys, but his best work comes with his many years as a television director. Taylor has directed episodes of nearly every must-see series in the last decade including Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and, of course, The Sopranos. The script was penned by producer and writer David Chase and fellow scribe Lawrence Konner. r.
The Many Saints of Newark is set for an October 1, 2021 release date in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. In addition to Gandolfini the film stars Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, Michela De Rossi, Ray Liotta, and Vera Farmiga.