Popcorn With Zenger: ‘The Many Saints Of Newark’ Is Far Better-Suited For A Series

  By Jacob Smith “The Sopranos” will go down as arguably the best-written television show of all time. The late James Gandolfini opened the world’s hearts to the character of Tony Soprano, a New Jersey-based Italian mobster. “The Sopranos” presented colorful characters and a realistic portrayal of the difficulties of balancing family life with being the leader of a criminal organization.

 

Series creator David Chase spent years balking at the idea of doing any kind of reboot or sequel for the series, especially after the sudden death of Gandolfini in 2013. But Chase was recently inspired by the events of the 1967 Newark race riots due to his family ties to the city. The event allowed Chase to come back to the table and create not a new series, but...

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