Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted a brand new The Many Saints of Newark trailer for New Line Cinema’s forthcoming crime drama film, which serves as a prequel to the acclaimed HBO crime drama series The Sopranos. The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on Friday, October 1.
The Many Saints of Newark is directed by Alan Taylor from a screenplay written by series creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner. It stars Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Michael Gandolfini, Billy Magnussen, Michela De Rossi, John Magaro, Ray Liotta, and Vera Farmiga.
“Set in the 1960s and 1970s against the backdrop of the rising tensions between the Italian American and African American communities, the prequel follows a young Anthony Soprano who is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city,” reads the official synopsis. “Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities—and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano.”
The original series ran on-air for six seasons from 1999-2007. It starred James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, and more. During its original run, it has been regarded as one of the greatest and most influential television drama series of all time—was honored with 21 Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards.