Years after The Sopranos will there be a prequel to. It is striking that the leading role is reserved for the son of the late James Gandolfini, who from 1999 to 2007 shape gave to mob boss Tony Soprano. As is known, died Gandolfini unexpectedly in 2013 at only 51 years of age. The role now goes to Michael Gandolfini, the 19-year-old son of James Gandolfini. He finds it a great honor to his father’s legacy to continue.