HBO Extends ‘Sopranos’

Aug 11, 2005  •  Post A Comment

HBO has ordered a de facto seventh season of “The Sopranos,” the network announced Thursday.

The sixth season, which is currently being shot for a 2006 debut, will include 12 episodes. HBO has ordered eight additional episodes to be televised in 2007.

“We are obviously delighted that we will be able to extend ‘The Sopranos’ series beyond its slated 12 episodes,” said Chris Albrecht, chairman and CEO of HBO. “When something is as remarkable as ‘The Sopranos,’ our audience would like to see it continue as long as possible, so we are thrilled that [creator] David Chase felt there are more stories to be told.”