The cast and creators of The Sopranos will reunite for a special livestream fundraiser benefiting Friends of Firefighters, which provides mental health services and support to active and retired New York City firefighters and their families.
The event will air this Friday, December 18th at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on the Twitch page of the fundraising platform, Tiltify. Participants include cast members Steve Buscemi, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Robert Iler, Drea de Matteo, Tim Van Patten, Steve Schirripa, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Maureen Van Zandt, and Steven Van Zandt. Creator David Chase and writer Terence Winter will also take part, and the cast will read a new sketch the duo wrote specifically for the event.
While the livestream will be free to watch, fans can donate to Friends of Firefighters via the event’s Tiltify page starting Monday, December 14th.
The reunion marks the first time the majority of The Sopranos cast has gotten together since last year’s 20th-anniversary festivities. For fans who can’t get enough, however, earlier this year, Imperioli and Schirripa launched a new podcast, Talking Sopranos, where they rewatch the series and offer commentary, behind-the-scenes stories, and conduct interviews with fellow castmates and crew members.
Next year, a long-awaited Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark is set to open on March 12th. Chase wrote the screenplay while Sopranos regular Alan Taylor directed it. It stars Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Billy Magnussen, Ray Liotta, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Corey Stoll, while Michael Gandolfini — the son of late Sopranos star James Gandolfini — will fittingly portray a young Tony Soprano.
From Rolling Stone US