Ranked! The Best Origin Stories Just in Time For ‘The Many Saints of Newark: A Sopranos Story’

Alan Taylor’s The Many Saints of Newark premieres in theaters and on HBO Max this week. The film follows Michael Gandolfini as a teenage Tony Soprano, the character his father, the late James Gandolfini, owned for six seasons in The Sopranos—which many considered to be the first great television series of the modern era. All eyes are on this origin story and whether or not it lives up to its respective mob boss and series. 

A good origin story should add to the overall interest and complexity of its subsequent narrative. There have been many over the years. Some introduce us to characters while others take on already-established dons. This list will rank the latter, just in time for the revisitation of Tony Soprano. 

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