The Sopranos, which was initially planned as a feature film, ran across six seasons from 1999 to 2007 successfully. The crime drama became a flagship program of HBO during its run. Unlike other shows, the series cancellation was not a result of the decline in ratings or low viewership. Then why was the series ended with its season six? And despite it, why do fans still look forward to a season seven? What made the series the greatest show on TV of all time? To get the answers, stick with us till the end.
Why did The Sopranos come to a close in 2007?
Although many viewers are not deeply satisfied with Sopranos’ climax, still there is a slim chance of getting a season seven. This is not because HBO wanted to end the series, but the reins were in David’s hands as to whether continue the show or not. David has drafted the best finale, according to him, and so, it was natural to wrap things up and make room for new television sitcoms.
Although after season two, David was not willing to go ahead with the series due to some external factors. However, after serving as a creator for four seasons, he realized he cannot give up yet. He has more to give The Soprano. And the work made him happy, and he wished to keep it going. Season six was supposed to be an eight-episode run but given the series’ popularity, the production agreed on 21 episodes that were scheduled to air in two parts- March 2006 and Jan 2007. Though the production of all episodes was carried out at once, viewers waited for too long to see the next episodes.
The Sopranos series’ prequel film is Already Out
David Chase wrote a film that served as the prequel to the events of the series. It failed to become a smash hit among audiences like the show. But it gave a fresh perspective into the life of New-Jersey mobster, Tony Sopranos. The flick was titled The Many Saints of Newark and made its debut in 2021. It also featured the late James Gandolfini’s son, Michael Gandolfini portraying a young version of the protagonist, Tony Sopranos.
In addition, it is speculated that a prequel series is in the works. Though neither the creators nor production has made anything official yet. But if a prequel arrives, it may pick up following the occurrences of the film or perhaps begin a brand new story with an entirely new cast.
The Sopranos Season 7’s Renewal Status
A series like Sopranos will live on forever in the hearts of viewers. Soprano’s centers around Tony Sapronos who juggles between his family responsibilities and role as the crime boss of the Sopranos family. The series focuses on his family- his wife, and two teenage children, and what it looks like to be a mobster in reality. Tony also attends therapy sessions with a physiatrist. Season six has left fans in utter confusion as it’s not yet clear whether Tony is dead or alive.
If season 7 happens in the future, its story might also be influenced by David’s past experiences.
The Sopranos ending gave rise to controversies from viewers and critics. But we must embrace the reality as it is, and for now, the show is not entirely dead. As creators have creative ideas to bring back the series in some or another form hopefully. Additionally, we still have reasons to revisit the greatest shows for Tv of all time.
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