Fans of The Sopranos have been fantasizing with hope that the show will come back ever since Super Bowl LVI. Jamie-Lynn Sigler and her Sopranos costar Robert Iler appeared in a Super Bowl ad this past February, but it wasn’t meant to be a tease. The actress just shot down the idea while talking to CNN.
“Obviously I would love that, but I hate to disappoint everyone and myself. I don’t think that that’s a reality,” she told the network.
You can’t blame anyone for thinking that the ad was alluding to more episodes, though. In the Chevrolet ad, Sigler plays Meadow Soprano and Iler plays her brother, A.J. The ad is set to The Sopranos opening theme song, “Woke Up This Morning” by Alabama 3.
The Sopranos alum also opened up about battling with Multiple Sclerosis, which takes up a lot of her time.
“I’ve lived with this disease for over 21 years, and you know, sometimes some days, some weeks you can get a little bitter and upset about the amount of focus that it takes just to live… I remember one of my first calls was to my neurologist Dr. Sadiq, just saying ‘Because I have MS do I need to be extra careful? Do I need to be fearful of this? … As the pandemic went on I remember him saying ‘You’re gonna be okay.’”
Another factor into everyone’s confusion and hopefulness has been due to The Sopranos prequel movie that was released last year. The Many Saints of Newark was a two-hour-long film featuring a young Tony Soprano.
But in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, HBO executive pretty much said the same thing that Sigler did. Asked if there might be a Sopranos prequel series that could expand on The Many Saints of Newark, he said it wasn’t likely.
“It’s a perfect series that I don’t think needs revisiting. But we’ll see what he wants to do next. If your question is about if the Super Bowl ad is some sort of precursor or anything like that, I don’t think so…
“I don’t know where they left off, whether there were going to be more movies or what, so to your larger question about a Sopranos series, there’s nothing there. And with The Many Saints, there hadn’t been any conversations about it.”