‘The Sopranos’ Cast Reuniting for New York Firefighter Fundraiser
The cast and creators of HBO’s hit show The Sopranos are reuniting. They’re coming together for a live event to raise money for ‘Friends for Firefighters’. It is a non-profit which works for mental health counseling, peer support, and wellness services for retired as well as active New York Firefighters along with their families.
Sopranos cast reuniting for firefighters
The event is set to air on Friday at 7 p.m. Eastern Time/ 4 p.m. Pacific Time on the fundraising platform Tiltify. Moreover, many of The Sopranos cast members as well as creators will be joining the event. These include Lorraine Bracco, creator David Chase, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Robert Iler, Drea de Matteo, Steve Buscemi, Tim Van Patten, Steve Schirripa, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Maureen Van Zandt, Steven Van Zandt, and writer Terence Winter. The live event will also include a brand new sketch written just for the fundraiser.
The Sopranos cast will come live on Tiltify’s Twitch page. And they have also started gathering donations. You can donate here.
The popularity of The Sopranos is on the rise
There’s little doubt why Friends for Firefighters chose the cast and creators of The Sopranos for their fundraiser. The show recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, after airing for the first time in 1999 and running for 6 seasons until 2007, winning 21 Emmy Awards during the time. Recently, the show has seen a massive resurgence in popularity with creator David Chase bringing the world of the show back to life in The Many Saints of Newark, which is a feature prequel to the original TV series. With New Line Cinema financing and distributing the film, Alan Taylor will direct the film. Moreover, Michael Gandolfini, the son of late actor James Gandolfini who played the role of Tony Soprano, is set to play his father’s iconic role in the film. He’ll play a young Tony Soprano, in a movie set in the 60 and moving into the 80s.
The story of Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola), who was a mentor to young Tony and father of Christopher Moltisanti. There will be a lot of callbacks to the original show. But, we’re not sure if we’ll get to see the original Sopranos cast members in the movie. We’ll have to wait for March of 2021 to see what David Chase has in store for us.