'Talking Sopranos' will be hosted by Michael Imperioli and Steve Shirripa
It would seem weird to launch a podcast, not just dedicated entirely to a TV series, but on one that ended 13 years ago. It would be weird, unless that series in question was The Sopranos – one of TV’s true classics that is widely considered one of the best TV series ever made, and perhaps the first one to be in this conversation. Yes, The Sopranos podcast will soon be a reality.
Talking Sopranos will be hosted by Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher, and Steve Shirripa, who played Bobby (Tony Soprano’s brother-in-law). They will break down each episode and the many nuances, woven into them, bringing on the show’s writers and cast and crew members to partake in some sweet reminiscing and contribute their unique, behind-the-scenes perspectives and stories. Imperioli himself was also a writer and producer on the show, which should make his takes even more layered.
Fans will also be able to ask questions, but ones regarding the ambiguous ending of the show might get you whacked, if the teaser for the podcast is any indicator.
Besides The Sopranos podcast, the series’ die-hard fans have something else to look forward to in The Many Saints of Newark. The film will serve as a prequel to The Sopranos and will star none other than James Gandolfini’s real-life son, Michael Gandolfini, as young Tony Soprano, which is clearly an exciting prospect on many different levels. The movie is written by David Chase, the series’ creator, and is meant to come out this fall, and will also feature names like Ray Liotta, Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, and Joey Diaz.