In 1999, “The Sopranos” revolutionized TV when David Chase’s New Jersey mob drama debuted on HBO. Celebrated by critics and fans as one of the all-time greats, the show charted the trials and tribulations of Tony Soprano, portrayed by the late James Gandolfini. For six seasons, fans stuck with “The Sopranos” through Tony’s panic attacks, the coming and going of numerous characters and endless platters of “gabagool.”
Nearly 14 years since the final episode aired, Tony Soprano is back in town, this time in film form. Helmed by frequent “Sopranos” director Alan Taylor, “The Many Saints of Newark” is a prequel to the original series. Michael Gandolfini, son of James Gandolfini, stars as the teenage version of Tony.
With anticipation building around the film’s release, many may be wondering how to catch a viewing. Here’s everything you need to know.
Is The Many Saints of Newark Streaming?
“The Many Saints of Newark” will be streaming on HBO Max for 31 days, starting on Friday, Oct. 1. The film will only be available with HBO Max’s ad-free plan, which costs $14.99 per month.
Is The Many Saints of Newark in Movie Theaters?
For those who want to watch the film in theaters, “The Many Saints of Newark” will premiere in theaters the same day it releases on HBO Max. Check out the latest trailer here.
What Is The Many Saints of Newark About?
Set in 1967, “The Many Saints of Newark” dives into the backstories of many “Sopranos” mainstays, most importantly Tony Soprano. Tony’s relationships with his mentor Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola), mother Livia (Vera Farmiga) and uncle Junior (Corey Stoll) are explored, informing the person he will eventually become. Danger is in the air as a group of rival mobsters rebel against the established DiMeo crime family and racial violence threatens to tear the city apart. Michael Gandolfini steps into his late father’s shoes as the teenage Tony Soprano. Original cast member Michael Imperioli reprises his role as the hotheaded gangster Christopher Moltisanti. Ray Liotta, Billy Magnussen, Jon Bernthal, Michela di Rossi and Leslie Odom Jr. support a cast of new and old characters.
Where Is The Sopranos Streaming?
All 86 episodes of “The Sopranos” are available for streaming on HBO Max or on HBO On Demand.
When Does The Many Saints of Newark Leave HBO Max?
“The Many Saints of Newark” will only be streaming on HBO Max for 31 days. On Oct. 31, the film will leave the streaming service and become exclusively be available in movie theaters.