Don’t hold your breath for a Sopranos prequel

Although he’s loath to definitively rule anything out—ambiguity being kind of his thing, as nine years of increasingly frustrated arguments about his signature series’ final scene could attest—David Chase says you’ll probably never see that Sopranos prequel he’s been teasing you with for years. That’s per an interview…

TCA Roundup: HBO head talks David Chase and True Detective backlash

HBO’s official slogan is still “It’s HBO,” but it’s unofficial slogan is “HBO: If You’ve Worked Here Before, You Can Work Here Again!” It’s a terrible slogan but an accurate summary of an executive session with HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. Lombardo…

Read This: David Chase breaks down The Sopranos’ final scene in fascinating detail

Let’s get this out of the way: No, he doesn’t tell you whether Tony dies. But David Chase has far more interesting insights to offer about the production, shooting, and composition of The Sopranos’ last scene in a recent DGA Quarterly article. Chase, who both wrote and directed the series finale, talks to the…

David Chase analyzes The Sopranos’ final scene and the awesomeness of Journey

For nearly eight years now, we have pondered the quandary of “Schrodinger’s gangster” set forth by The Sopranos’ David Chase—a situation where, until Chase opens it, Tony Soprano is both alive and dead within our TV box. Last year, Chase attempted to end the argument by saying the argument shouldn’t even be taking…

UPDATED: David Chase finally answers whether the argument over Tony Soprano is dead

Since 2007, the Internet has been consumed with debate over a single question: “Did the argument over Tony Soprano’s fate die?” Many believe that, yes, the argument died right there in the moments after The Sopranos finale cut to black, when it was obviously killed by creator David Chase’s intention to conclude his…