Only two years ago he left audiences hanging when the screen cut to black just as mob boss Tony Soprano was sitting down with his family at a restaurant.
He outraged, baffled or bedazzled viewers with the ending, depending on their point of view. Was Tony whacked? We just don’t know.
But his latest move is even more puzzling. Chase is reportedly working on a feature film based on his own script about a 1960s era rock ‘n roll band, according to DeadlineHollywood’s Nikki Finke.
Chase will be directing the film and will start shooting in late summer or early fall. The problem is who wants to see another film about a ’60s rock group?
“I know what you’re thinking: will Chase ever bring back Tony Soprano in a feature film?” Finke asks.
A Sopranos movie is still a possibility, but just not right now, she reports. Chase is putting all of his efforts into the movie and his new HBO series, “A Ribbon of Dreams,” about Hollywood’s genesis as the film capital of the world.
Chase is best known for his work in television, which spans more than 30 years.
He has produced and written for shows such as “The Rockford Files,” “I’ll Fly Away,” and “Northern Exposure.”
He first original series, “Almost Grown,’ flopped; it aired for 10 episodes in 1988 and 1989, although it was critically praised.
But his second original series about New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano has been hailed as a work of pop culture genius. It aired for six seasons between 1999 and 2007.
Who says there are no second acts in Hollywood?