HBO Max just released David Chase‘s Sopranos prequel The Many Saints Of Newark last Friday, and they clearly have no plans to stop collaborating with him, as Chase has signed a five year first-look deal with WarnerMedia. Chase will develop content for HBO, HBO Max, and Warner Bros. Pictures Group alongside Nicole Lambert, executive vice president of Chase Films.
Chase is best known for creating The Sopranos, which ran for six seasons and became one of the most acclaimed shows of all time. He’s been quiet since the show finished in 2007, only directing 2012 feature Not Fade Away before returning with The Many Saints Of Newark this year, but HBO want him signed anyway in case he has another greatest series of all time in his back pocket.
Warner Bros. exec Toby Emmerich was understandably thrilled to have secured this deal: “David has a singular voice and is a gifted writer and filmmaker. His work is pure and authentic, and highly compelling for a broad audience. The critical reception of The Many Saints of Newark speaks to David’s mastery of both film and television. We are thrilled to keep David in the Warner Bros. family.”
One would imagine that Chase has informed WarnerMedia of a few ideas he has for new projects, otherwise this deal would not have been made. Fingers crossed it’s not just a bunch of Sopranos-related content, although that wouldn’t be totally surprising in this age of reboots, prequels and sequels.
The Many Saints Of Newark is currently in U.S. cinemas and streaming on HBO Max.