The Sopranos

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The Sopranos
Genre Drama
Created by David Chase
Written by David Chase (30 episodes)
Terence Winter (25 episodes)
Robin Green (22 episodes)
Matthew Weiner (12 episodes)
and others
Directed by Tim Van Patten (20 episodes)
John Patterson (13 episodes)
Allen Coulter (12 episodes)
Alan Taylor (9 episodes)
and others
Starring James Gandolfini
Lorraine Bracco
Edie Falco
Michael Imperioli
Dominic Chianese
Steven Van Zandt
Tony Sirico
Robert Iler
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Nancy Marchand
Aida Turturro
Drea de Matteo
Steven R. Schirripa
Vincent Pastore
Joe Pantoliano
Vincent Curatola
Steve Buscemi
John Ventimiglia
Federico Castelluccio
Frank Vincent
Opening theme "Woke Up This Morning" (Chosen One Mix) by
Alabama 3
Ending theme Various
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 86 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) David Chase
Brad Grey
Robin Green (Seasons 2–5)
Mitchell Burgess (Seasons 2–5)
Matthew Weiner (Season 6, Part 2)
Location(s) New Jersey (primarily in Essex, Bergen, and Hudson counties)
Silvercup Studios
Cinematography Phil Abraham (47 episodes)
Alik Sakharov (38 episodes)
Editor(s) Sidney Wolinsky (32 episodes)
William B. Stich (25 episodes)
Conrad M. Gonzalez (22 episodes)
Camera setup Single camera
Running time 45–60 minutes
Release
Original network HBO
Picture format Film shown as NTSC or PAL (depending of the country)
480i/576i (SDTV)
720p/1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release January 10, 1999 (1999-01-10) –
June 10, 2007 (2007-06-10)
External links
Website

The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series. It ran from 1999 until 2007. The programme is based on the life of Italian American organized crime. The main character, Tony Soprano, is a New Jersey-based waste consultant who also is a member of American Mafia. Soprano is trying to battle the problems of his home life and his work life. In the first episode we meet the Soprano family, who seem to have an average American life. When Tony talks to his counsellor, we learn about his secret criminal based life.

The program and its actors won many awards. It was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in every year it was able to. The Sopranos won at least one Emmy Award for acting in every eligible year except 2006 and 2007. In 2000 and 2001, The Sopranos earned two consecutive George Foster Peabody Awards.

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