The Hollywood television industry is the home of several commercially and critically acclaimed series. Over time, there came many series that took the industry standards a notch higher. Each year, Hollywood produces numerous shows that receive immense love and appreciation from around the world.
But was this industry always so popular and beloved? The Hollywood television industry, like every other television industry of the world, went through a dry phase that led to producers and directors incurring losses. But then, in 1999, a show premiered on HBO that changed the industry as we know it. This is David Chase’s widely celebrated series – The Sopranos. Read further to know what his iconic show is all about.
The Sopranos- Synopsis
David Chase’s most successful creation, The Sopranos, is a New Jersey-based mobster from Italy, Tony Soprano. Since he is the leader of the biggest crime ring of America, known as the SOPRANO FAMILY, he is among the most influential and powerful crime bosses of the country. However, he had just one weakness. He is prone to panic attacks, which leads him to frequent appointments with America’s well-known psychiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi.
But like they say, “With great power comes great responsibility.” To re-establish his rule in the country, Tony must now hatch a plan to end the internal rebellion within the Soprano Family. He must also deal with his uncle Junior, wife Carmela, and rival Family boss. How he will claim his throne and once again rule the streets of America forms the premise of the series.
The Epic Star Cast
People say that behind every successful series, there are a lot of members who work day and night to make the series a delightful watch. Well, it looks like the statement holds for David Chase’s series The Sopranos. As much as the makers are involved in making the series memorable, one cannot deny the fact that it’s the cast that made the show historic.
The successful ensemble of the greatest pop-culture masterpiece includes James Gandolfini as the iconic and ruthless mobster, Tony Soprano, Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano, Lorraine Bracco as Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow Soprano, Robert Iler as AJ Soprano, Michael Imperioli as the famous Christopher Moltisanti, and Dominic Chianese as Uncle Junior.
Apart from this stellar cast, the series has a long list of several guest stars and on and off characters who became a part of this wonderful journey and made this show a roaring success around the globe.
Where Is “The Sopranos” Cast Now?
The Sopranos initially starred a new bunch of American actors who were eager to make a name of themselves in the industry. Little did they know that their debut series would make them an overnight sensation.
Ever wondered what happened to the phenomenal cast members of The Sopranos after the show concluded in 2007? How the show turned their lives and gave them the success they deserved? Scroll down to know what the star cast of The Sopranos is up to these days.
After the success of The Sopranos, James Gandolfini, who played the lead role of Tony Soprano, became a household name and received worldwide appreciation. The show gave him a much-deserved appreciation that landed him a role in David Chase’s yet another creation, Not Fade Away (2012). However, after The Sopranos, James Gandolfini’s second-best work is the 2013 film Enough Said. Unfortunately, before James could reach the peak of his career, he left for his heavenly abode in 2013, leaving the entire industry in shock.
Lorraine Bracco, who played the role of Dr. Jennifer Melfi, was out of work after the show. She was a part of several projects on the big and small screen. However, she failed to create a mark in the industry.
After playing the role of Christopher Moltisanti in the show, the actor failed to create a name for himself in the industry. He was part of a few episodes of the Law & Order franchise, but other than that, he didn’t get the same success. That may be the reason why the actor took up writing and became a full-time screenwriter.
The infamous Uncle Junior from the series, Dominic Chianese, after The Sopranos, was a part of several big hits of the industry that won him fame and accolades. After The Sopranos, he went on to play the role of a judge in The Good Wife and played a major role in Boardwalk Empire, which won him the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award.
Almost every actor in Hollywood played one iconic character in their career that made their career go sky high and left the audience in awe of their acting skills. The character of The Sopranos was one such project that made the cast members a household name and gave their career a strong head start.
While a few of them failed to leave a mark after the show, many actors made the audience go head over heels for every character they played on-screen. By now, it is safe to say that The Sopranos was the turning point in the careers of every cast member of the show. Watch out for this space for more updates.