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The Sopranos Is Getting a Movie Prequel, Courtesy of David Chase

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HBO, Getty Images

Fans of The Sopranos could spend the next 20 years arguing about what really happened to Tony Soprano when, in the final moments of the 2007 series finale, the screen unexpectedly went black and Steve Perry stopped screeching at us to “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Did Tony ever get to eat the onion rings he ordered, or did that guy in the Members Only jacket cut his deep-fried enjoyment short? While series creator David Chase has refused to offer much in the way of assistance in sorting it all out, sticking with his assertion that the scene gives the viewer every piece of information he or she needs to figure it out, he’s about to give fans of the groundbreaking HBO crime drama a new chapter in the Soprano family saga: a movie prequel.

On Thursday, Warner Bros. announced that Chase and Lawrence Konner (who was a writer on The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire) had already written the script for the prequel, which is tentatively titled The Many Saints of Newark. According to The New York Times, the story will take place in Newark during the 1960s—when Tony was still just a kid—and revolve around the city’s race riots, which pitted the Italian and African American communities against each other during the “Long Hot Summer of 1967.”

Though Chase co-wrote and will produce the film, he will not direct it. While Variety reported that “some fan-favorite characters from The Sopranos are expected to appear in the film,” no casting announcements have been made—nor has any anticipated release date been given. Which leaves you plenty of time to return to that whole “Did Tony get whacked or not?” argument.

[h/t: The New York Times]

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Original GLOW Wrestling Series Hits Twitch
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Shout! Factory

When it premiered in June 2017, GLOW was a bit of a sleeper offering for Netflix. With the amount of original programming ordered by the streaming service, a show based on an obscure women’s pro wrestling league from the 1980s seemed destined to get lost in the shuffle.

Instead, the series was a critical and commercial success. Ahead of its second season, which drops on June 29, you'll have a chance to see the mat work of the original women who inspired it.

Shout! Factory has announced they will be live-streaming clips from the first four seasons of GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), which first premiered in 1986, beginning at 9 p.m. ET on June 28. The stream, which will be available on shoutfactorytv.com and Twitch, will feature original footage framed by new interviews with personalities including Godiva, host Johnny C, and Hollywood. The show will air live from the Santino Brothers Wrestling Academy in Los Angeles.

Godiva, who was portrayed by Dawn Maestas, inspired the character Rhonda (a.k.a. Brittanica) on the Netflix series; Hollywood was the alter ego of Jeanne Basone, who inspired the character Cherry in the fictionalized version of the league. Basone later posed for Playboy and takes bookings for one-on-one wrestling matches with fans.

Shout! Factory's site also features a full-length compilation of footage, Brawlin’ Beauties: GLOW, hosted by onetime WWE interviewer “Mean” Gene Okerlund.

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Universal Studios
Everything That’s Leaving Netflix in July
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Universal Studios

Here’s some news you won’t be cheering about: Bring It On is leaving Netflix on July 1st—as are the four of its sequels that are currently part of the company’s streaming library (FYI: there are a total of six Bring It On films altogether—yes, six). The Lethal Weapon franchise will bid farewell, too, as will a handful of classic films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s. To make way for July’s slate of new titles, here’s everything that’s leaving Netflix in July.

JULY 1

Alive

Along Came Polly

An Honest Liar

Beerfest

Before Midnight

Bring It On

Bring It On Again

Bring It On: All or Nothing

Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

Bring It On: In It to Win It

Cocktail

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 3

Lethal Weapon 4

Little Women

Michael Clayton

Midnight in Paris

Mixed Signals

More Than a Game

Pandemic

Piglet’s Big Movie

Rugrats Go Wild

Scary Movie

Scream 3

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The Art of War

Tropic Thunder

V for Vendetta

JULY 2

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

JULY 8

Alpha & Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom

Real Husbands of Hollywood: Seasons 1-5

JULY 9

Ratchet and Clank

Serena

JULY 11

Alice Through the Looking Glass

JULY 14

Wild Hogs

JULY 15

Convergence

Lockup: State Prisons: Collection 1

Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary

JULY 16

Changeling

Wanted

JULY 29

The Den

JULY 30

A Cinderella Story

Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot

Swing State 

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