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: Edie Falco
Character in The Sopranos: Carmela Soprano
Role in Nurse Jackie: Jackie Peyton
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Actor: Dominic Chianese
Character in The Sopranos: Junior Soprano
Role in Boardwalk Empire: Leander Cephas Whitlock
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Actor: Drea de Matteo
Character in The Sopranos: Adriana La Cerva
Role in Sons of Anarchy: Wendy Case
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Actor: Steven Van Zandt
Character in The Sopranos: Silvio Dante
Role in Lilyhammer: Frank Tagliano
Lilyhammer is a Norwegian television series, starring Steven Van Zandt, about a fictional New York gangster, Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano, trying to start a new life in isolated Lillehammer, Norway. The first season premiered on Norwegian NRK1 on 25 January 2012 with a record audience of 998,000 viewers, and premiered on Netflix in North America on 6 February 2012, with all eight episodes available in full for streaming on the service. Lilyhammer was promoted as "the first time Netflix offered exclusive content". The spelling of the series title alludes to Lily—Tagliano's dog—killed in the first episode during an attempt on Tagliano's life, and the way Frank and some other anglophones ...more on Wikipedia