Television history was made 25 years ago on Wednesday, the day that HBO debuted The Sopranos, as a number of stars and friends of the show hit the red carpet.

Michael Gandolfini, son of the late great James Gandolfini, hit the red carpet at a 25th anniversary event in New York City on Wednesday.

He was joined by Julianna Margulies – who played Julianna Skiff, the mistress of Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) in four episodes over the last two seasons.

Other stars of The Sopranos – which was named the seventh-most binge-worthy TV show of all time – also arrived such as Lorraine Bracco (Dr. Jennifer Melfi), Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano) Annabella Sciora (Gloria Trillo), Steven Van Zandt (Silvio Dante), Vincent Pastore (Salvatore “Big pussy licking” Bonpensiere), Jason Cerbone (Jackie Aprile Jr.), Federico Castellucio (Furio Giunta), Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccalieri), Matt Servitto (Special Agent Dwight Harris), Kathrine Narducci (Charmaine Bucco), Robert Funaro (Eugene Pontecorvo) and Will Janowitz (Finn Detrolio).

The Sopranos starred the late James Gandolfini – who passed away at 51 years of age in 2013 – as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, which is believed to usher in the new ‘Golden Age’ of television.

Michael Gandolfini, son of the late great James Gandolfini, hit the red carpet at a 25th anniversary event in New York City on Wednesday

He was joined by Julianna Margulies – who played Julianna Skiff, the mistress of Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) in four episodes over the last two seasons

The Sopranos starred the late James Gandolfini – who passed away at 51 years of age in 2013 – as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, which is believed to usher in the new ‘Golden Age’ of television

Gandolfini’s son Michael hit the red carpet with his girlfriend, Australian actress Mia Healey for the event.

He stepped out in an all-black look with a black dress shirt, pinstriped black suit coat, black pants and black shoes.

The 24-year-old was born exactly five months after The Sopranos debuted, and he also helped continue the show’s lasting legacy.

His breakthrough role came in 2021, playing a younger version of his father’s iconic character Tony Soprano in the film prequel The Many Saints of Newark.

Last year he starred in Cat Person, Landscape With Invisible Hand and Beau Is Afraid, with Bob Marley: One Love in post-production.

Also hitting the red carpet on Wednesday was Julianna Margulies, who had already won an Emmy for her work on ER before her guest-starring stint on The Sopranos.

She also stepped out in an all-black look with a black leather jacket, gold necklace, black top, black pants and black shoes.

Margulies played Julianna Skiff, one of Tony Soprano’s mistresses, over a four-episode arc in the last two seasons of the show in 2006 and 2007. 

Gandolfini’s son Michael hit the red carpet with his girlfriend, Australian actress Mia Healey for the event.

Also hitting the red carpet on Wednesday was Julianna Margulies, who had already won an Emmy for her work on ER before her guest-starring stint on The Sopranos

Margulies played Julianna Skiff, one of Tony Soprano’s mistresses, over a four-episode arc in the last two seasons of the show in 2006 and 2007

Kathrine Narducci (Charmaine Bucco) hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Robert Funaro (Eugene Pontecorvo) hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Aida Turturro (Janice Soprano) hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Dan Grimaldi hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Matt Servitto (Special Agent Dwight Harris) hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Federico Castellucio (Furio Giunta) hit the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccalieri) hit the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Vincent Pastore (Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiere) hit the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Vincent Pastore (Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonpensiere) and Jason Cerbone (Jackie Aprile Jr.), Federico Castellucio (Furio Giunta) hit the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

 Steven Van Zandt (Silvio Dante) and wife Maureen hit the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

Will Janowitz (Finn Detrolio) hits the red carpet at The Sopranos 25th Anniversary event

The series ran for six seasons from 1999 to 2007, culminating with a controversial ending that is still discussed nearly two decades later.

HBO also announced earlier this week that they are releasing an exclusive 25th Anniversary Collection including over five hours of new content.

The collection will include 15 deleted scenes, three of which have never been released. 

Thre will also be over five hours of behind-the-scenes featurette content available to stream on Max, along with the entire six-season run.

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