"The Sopranos" creator David Chase announced that a new chapter is being written for the hit drama. This time, it will be a prequel film. Chase had previously told EW that he could not find a way to bring the show back, without it being a prequel.

New Line recently purchased the screenplay titled “The Many Saints of Newark.” Chase said the film will be set in the 1960s, at a time when African-American and Italian gangs in New Jersey were fighting each other. Fans can expect characters from The Sopranos to return, with the possibility of Tony’s father Giovanni “Johnny Boy” and Tony’s uncle Junior.

The prequel will take place as a war erupts between the two communities, which eventually turns deadly, which leads to the Long Hot Summer of 1967. However, details of the plot remain unknown and will probably quite a while before someone speaks about the storyline of the prequel.

Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich is thrilled that Chase is returning to the Soprano universe with a feature film and expanding our insight into the hit mob series. Chase is also serving as producer and will be assisting in selecting a director for the prequel film. Chase was not expected to be the director, as he only directed two episodes of The Sopranos, and prefers to be a producer.

Fans have been waiting for a new story

This return to "The Sopranos" universe is welcome news for the many fans who consider the HBO series to be the greatest of all time. The show had run for six seasons from 1999-2007. It made HBO, what it is today and launched the market for DVD sales of popular shows. The series earned 21 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and the first two seasons won Peabody Awards.

The film launched the careers of many top-rated stars including Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, James Gandolfini and Steve Scirripa. Chase’s last film was the 2010 Paramount film "Not Fade Away." While the film is expanding the story of "The Sopranos," it is not explaining anything about the confusing finale, because of its role as a prequel film.

Fans have been agonizing over the ending and were originally hoping for the series to return and answer some questions that have left people puzzled.

The hit series introduced America to a gritty cable drama. The prequel does not have a cast or scheduled release date and is only described as a prequel to “The Sopranos.” Lawrence Konner who is co-writer is also responsible for bringing the “Sex and the City,” story to the big screen with two films, earning a combined total of $704 million worldwide.