40 Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Sopranos
The Sopranos was originally pitched as a movie
When the show’s creator David Chase was first pitching the idea for The Sopranos, he was actually aiming to make a movie! The concept came from an idea he has about a mobster in therapy. When he started shopping the idea around, it was Fox that convinced him to make it for TV and ordered a pilot. While it fell through at Fox, Chase continued to try and find a network home for the TV show version of his idea. Luckily, HBO ended up taking a chance on him and it went to series. But, if it hadn’t aired, Chase reported he would’ve added an hour to the already-shot pilot and released it as a movie!