By JIM CARR Source CBS News / May 23, 2020 12:22:27 -0800CBS has announced the return of its hit “The Soprano” drama series for a new season, with actor Peter Dinklages (Peter Pan) as the new showrunner.
The series is based on the book “The True Story of Peter Danklage and His Career in the Screen Game” by Anthony Horowitz, and the “The Complete” DVD/Blu-ray set will include the film, the TV movie, and additional special features.
Dinklager has written and directed six episodes of the series, and his other credits include “The King of Queens,” “Downton Abbey,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Mentalist,” “Glee,” “Mad Men,” and “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
“The Sopras” is produced by HBO Films and executive produced by Dinklag, Horowitz, Tony Ortega, and Jeff Goldblum.
The cast also includes Dominic West, Margo Martindale, Ben Mendelsohn, John Turturro, David Schwimmer, and Mark Haddon.
Dinkler was previously the executive producer and writer of the TV series “The Night Shift.”
In a statement, HBO said, “Peter Dinklow is one of the most important actors in our business, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring him back to the world of television.
We hope that the show will resonate with fans of ‘The Real Soprano,’ and we hope that fans of the show and Peter will take time to look at the new episode and consider the new story.””
Sopranos” returns to HBO for a third season in January.
The new season will be titled “The Return,” with Dinklosons (Peter) taking over the role of showrunner for the new season.
Dankle has written, directed, and starred in eight episodes of “The Real Sinatra,” the HBO film adaptation of the true story of Danklow’s life.
The series aired on Showtime for 10 seasons.