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“I can’t say what it’s about”: The Sopranos Star Michael Imperioli Teases More Expansion After ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ With Creator David Chase

The Sopranos

In a recent interview, it was revealed that David Chase and Michael Imperioli, both associated with the extraordinary HBO hit series, The Sopranos, are working together on a new script. Although the details of it are yet to be revealed, fan theories abound as to the implications of what a new script could mean. It has been a year since the release of the prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark, and given its obvious success, it is not surprising for the creator to weave a new story into the mix so soon.

The Sopranos (1999-2007)
The Sopranos (1999-2007)

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Michael Imperioli Teases David Chase’s New Movie Script

While on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Sopranos star Michael Imperioli talked about what’s next for the world of the New Jersey mafia. Even though it has been 15 years since the critically acclaimed HBO series aired its final episode, the world-building and story-telling of David Chase’s creation continue to live on among the fans.

The most recent news on that front comes from one of the most active and well-recognized faces in the world of The Sopranos, i.e. Michael Imperioli who played Christopher Moltisanti on the show. In response to whether he still remains in contact with David Chase, Imperioli claimed that Chase has, in fact, been hard at work on a new script that involves him along with another The Sopranos veteran, Steve Schirripa, who played Bobby Bacala.

“Yeah, we’re writing a movie together right now for me and Steve Schirripa. It’s a mystery project… I can’t talk about it beyond that.”

Michael Imperioli reveals a new Soprano spin-off project in the work
Michael Imperioli reveals a new Soprano spin-off project in the work

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Although no title has yet been announced or even an indication of what capacity Schirripa and Imperioli are involved in with the new project, it is hard to believe that a new The Sopranos spin-off involving Moltisanti and Bacala of all people could be in the works.

What Can a New Spin-off Project Mean For The Sopranos?

Hollywood is no stranger to the practice of churning out factory-line projects in the tail-end of a blockbuster success. The Sopranos is no different. The HBO show which to date stands as one of the most beloved and celebrated television series of all time has only recently spawned a prequel drama starring James Gandolfini’s son, Michael Gandolfini as a young Tony Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark which traces the early formative years of the indomitable New Jersey mob boss.

The Many Saints Of Newark - a still from the star-studded film
The Many Saints Of Newark – a still from the star-studded film

Also read: The Many Saints of Newark Review: Solid Prequel To Fan Favorite Series

It is only understandable in the aftermath of the project’s crushing success that Chase is seeking to expand the Soprano universe. If Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa are indeed playing an active part in the new movie/series, it would have to be a prequel just like the 2021 film, considering both their characters were dead by the time the original show ended. Moreover, considering their current age, the details of how Chase intends to make the new project work seem complicated, to say the least.

For now, the fans can enjoy the fact that a Soprano project is coming soon and the success of the prequel film already puts the new idea with a good chance of being green-lit for production.

The Many Saints of Newark and The Sopranos are available for streaming on HBO Max.

Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Written by Diya Majumdar

It's 2023 and Diya Majumdar's social life is defined by a 365-day binge-marathon of films and television shows. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, she now has more than 1000 published articles on Fandomwire, and her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema. She happens to be a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh, and hardly anything fascinates her more than painting exact replicas of all their troubled works – in oil, of course.