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The Sopranos

The Sopranos cast is reuniting to do a livestream sketch show

Stars and crew from the crime series will come together to raise money for Friends of Firefighters, a non-profit offering mental health services to New York City’s firefighters

The Sopranos, the iconic 1999 mafia crime series starring James Gandolfini as the Jersey mob boss, has been a lockdown solace for original and new fans alike. Forgoing getting deep on that final episode, some good news for Sopranos superfans has arrived. The show’s cast and crew are set to partake in a special livestream reunion this Friday (December 18), during which they’ll read a new sketch by its creators.

Former cast members Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco, Robert Iler, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Drea de Matteo, Tim Van Patten, Steve Schirripa, Maureen Van Zandt, and Steven Van Zandt will come together on Twitch to raise money for non-profit Friends of Firefights, which offers mental health services to former and active New York City firefighters.

The Sopranos creators David Chase and Terence Winter will also participate, and have written a new sketch specifically for the event. It marks the first time the majority of the cast and crew have reunited since last year’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

The livestream will air at 7PM ET on December 18 (12AM GMT December 19) and is free to watch. Viewers can donate to Friends of Firefighters via the event’s Tiltify page, which launched yesterday (December 14).

In July, Michael Imperioli – who played Christopher Moltisanti in the series – played an hour-long set for NTS Radio. Inspired by Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire, the tracklist featured Charles Mingus, Cat Power, Richard Hell, and his friend, Lou Reed.

Next year, a Sopranos prequel film, titled The Many Saints of Newark, is set to premiere. Written by Chase and directed by Alan Taylor, the film will star the late Sopranos actor Michael Gandolfini’s son, James, as a young Tony Soprano coming of age in the world of organised crime.

In the meantime, here’s hoping we can get a 2020 reimagining of the formidable opening credits during Friday’s livestream. “Woke up this morning, you got yourself a gun...”