The Sopranos cast to reunite for New York firefighters fundraiser

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Tony Sirico, Steve Van Zandt, and Steve Buscemi on The Sopranos (Rex Features)
Tony Sirico, Steve Van Zandt, and Steve Buscemi on The Sopranos (Rex Features)

The cast and creators of The Sopranos are planning to reunite for a special livestream fundraiser benefiting Friends of Firefighters, which provides mental health services to active and retired New York City firefighters and their families.

Airing on Friday (18 December) on fundraising platform Tiltify's Twitch page, the livestream will include former cast members Steve Buscemi, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Robert Iler, Drea de Matteo, Tim Van Patten, Steve Schirripa, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Maureen Van Zandt and Steven Van Zandt.

Creator David Chase and writer Terence Winter will also participate. The cast, meanwhile, will reportedly read a new sketch Chase and Winter wrote specifically for the event.

The livestream, which airs at 7pm ET/4pm PT, will be free for fans to watch. If they choose, viewers can donate to Friends of Firefighters via the event's Tiltify page, beginning on Monday, 14 December.

This is the first time the majority of the Sopranos cast has reunited since last year's 20th-anniversary celebrations.

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The beloved HBO flagship drama ran for six seasons, from 1999 to 2007, and won 21 Emmys, including two for Best Drama Series.

Next year, a Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark, is set to open on 12 March. Directed by Alan Taylor and written by Chase, The Many Saints of Newark stars Michael Gandolfini, son of late Sopranos star James Gandolfini, as a young Tony Soprano coming of age in the organized crime arena. James Gandolfini, who starred as mobster Tony Soprano, died in Rome in 2013 aged 51.

The film also stars Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr. Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, John Magaro, Michela De Rossi, Ray Liotta and Vera Farmiga.

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