It was the success of HBO’s “The Sopranos” that heralded the golden era of high-quality dramatic television programming we currently all enjoy. Ever since the show ended so dramatically in 2007, there has also been the occasional talk of some kind of follow-up which never really went anywhere.
In a new interview with The New York Daily News to promote HBO’s release of the series as a remastered Blu-ray box-set, creator David Chase reveals that he’s open to the idea of a prequel to the show:
“Even if I did it, it wouldn’t be The Sopranos that was on the air – obviously at least one person is gone that we would need. There are a couple of eras that would be interesting for me to talk about, about Newark, N.J. One would be (the) late ’60s, early ’70s, about all the racial animosity, or the beginning, the really true beginning of the flood of drugs.”
Chase had previously indicated he’d be interested in doing a project about Tony’s parents and Uncle Junior in their early days. Even so, there are no official plans of any kind underway at HBO for a follow-up in the near future.