‘The Many Saints of Newark’ Guide: 20 Details to Know About ‘The Sopranos’ Prequel Movie

The Emmy-winning series makes the jump to movies with a prequel set in 1967.
A guide to "The Many Saints of Newark"
A guide to "The Many Saints of Newark"
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It goes without saying that “The Sopranos” is one of the most beloved and acclaimed television series of all time. Nominated for 111 Primetime Emmy Awards across its eight-year run on HBO, the mafia drama picked up 21 trophies and won twice for Outstanding Drama Series (after being nominated in the top category for every season). Fourteen years after wrapping its 86-episode six-season run, “The Sopranos” remains as popular as ever, with the pandemic igniting a surge of quarantine “Sopranos” binging over the last year and change (visit GQ’s report here). All of this is to say that anticipation could not be higher for the upcoming “Sopranos” prequel movie, “The Many Saints of Newark.”

Warner Bros. and New Line officially announced “The Many Saints of Newark” on March 8, 2019, with Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich saying in a statement, “[Creator] David Chase is a masterful storyteller and we, along with our colleagues at HBO, are thrilled that he has decided to revisit, and enlarge, the Soprano universe in a feature film.”

Now “The Many Saints of Newark” is just weeks away from its October 1 release. The movie world premieres September 22 in New York City as the opening night of the Tribeca Festival’s fall season. IndieWire’s senior film critic David Ehrlich has already reviewed the movie, calling it “a gripping mob drama” and adding, “Brilliant performances by Alessandro Nivola and Michael Gandolfini help this prequel become a valuable new addition to the Soprano family.”

Check out every detail “The Soprano” fans know about “The Many Saints of Newark” in the list below.

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