The story follows the series protagonist, Tony Soprano, as he faces the stresses of fatherhood, marriage, and organized crime. Supported by a stellar cast — including Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Toni Sirico, Steven van Zandt, Lorraine Bracco, Drea de Matteo, and Joe Pantoliano — the show and actors won numerous Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, and other accolades and honors.
So fans had high expectations for The Sopranos‘ ending. But the series finale, which cut to black at a crucial moment in the closing scene, left viewers feeling cheated. Regardless, the show and its stars remain beloved long after the final episode in 2007 and Gandolfini’s death in 2013.
- Main cast: James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Toni Sirico, Steven van Zandt, Lorraine Bracco, Drea de Matteo, Joe Pantoliano
- Creator: David Chase
- TV genres: Drama, crime
- Original release: 1999-2007
- Streaming: HBO Max
- Seasons: 6
- Fun fact: Producers considered acclaimed actor Ray Liotta for the role of Ralph Cifaretto but were worried viewers couldn’t see past his Goodfellas character.
- If you like The Sopranos, you might also like: Boardwalk Empire, Godfather of Harlem, Mad Men, Oz, Succession, The Wire