The Sopranos aired on HBO from 1999 to 2007, and in those six seasons the series inspired an entire generation of television and kicked off the New Golden Age of Television, or as we refer to it now, Peak TV. But with the show having premiered nearly 20 years ago, it's easy to forget just how groundbreaking Tony Soprano's story was at the time; after all, he was one of the first anti-heroes in modern TV history. Though shows like Breaking Bad, Fargo, and Game of Thrones have carried the anti-hero torch and have one-upped The Sopranos in many ways, what's undeniable is that when The Sopranos infamously cut to black over a decade ago it left behind an iconic legacy that still can still be felt on TV to this day. And much of that TV still stars the Sopranos cast itself, as they have gone on to be a huge part of several shows that are considered essential in today's Peak TV world.
From Tony and Carmela to Christopher Moltisanti and Silvio Dante, the Sopranos cast has been responsible for a lot of quality television all these years later. If you were a fan of the series and the actors that made it memorable, then look no further than the Sopranos cast projects that cropped up in the years since the series ended. The new shows from the Sopranos cast often feature the same style and brutal drama mixed with laugh out loud humor that made the former series so popular, but even the series that veer in a totally different direction are still filled with things worth loving if you can't get enough of The Sopranos.
Grab a bowl of ziti and a cannoli, make sure no one's wearing a wire, then check out these shows that feature the actors after The Sopranos and vote up the best follow-up projects.
Actor: Dominic Chianese
Character in The Sopranos: Junior Soprano
Role in Boardwalk Empire: Leander Cephas Whitlock
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Actor: Edie Falco
Character in The Sopranos: Carmela Soprano
Role in Nurse Jackie: Jackie Peyton
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Actor: James Gandolfini
Character in The Sopranos: Tony Soprano
Role in The Night Of: Executive Producer, after playing John Turturro's character in an unaired pilot before his death.
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Actor: Michael Imperioli
Character in The Sopranos: Christopher Moltisanti
Role in Nurse Jackie: Rick Rath
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