Chevy has set social media alight with a Tremendous Bowl advert that sees “The Sopranos” siblings reunite for the primary time in virtually 15 years.
Actors Jamie-Lynn Sigler, 40, and Robert Iler, 36, reprised their roles as Meadow and A.J. Soprano in the 60-second commercial, which aired through the second quarter of Sunday night’s sport.
“The Sopranos” showrunner David Chase directed the bold advert, which recreates the long-lasting opening of the unique present and rewrites its famously ambiguous last episode.
Within the unique sequence, the opening credit sequence sees protagonist Tony Soprano driving his Chevy Suburban from Manhattan to New Jersey because the tune “Woke Up This Morning” by Alabama 3 performs within the background.
In Sunday’s evening Tremendous Bowl advert, Sigler — enjoying Meadow — is now within the driver’s seat of a Chevy (though it’s a luxurious new Silverado). She traverses the identical route her on-screen dad, whereas “Woke Up This Morning” additionally performs within the background.
On the finish of the industrial, Sigler pulls outdoors Holsten’s diner which famously featured within the last episode of “The Sopranos” again in 2007.
The eatery was the final place Tony Soprano was seen — and it’s unclear whether the character was killed off simply after the ultimate credit rolled.
Throughout that episode, Meadow was having trouble parallel parking outside the establishment — however within the new Chevy industrial she’s not tormented by that downside.
The character easily parks the Silverado, jumps out of the car and meets youthful brother A.J. The pair share an emotional embrace earlier than they stroll off collectively towards the diner.
The advert proves that the siblings weren’t killed off after the ultimate episode of the present — as has been posited previously.
Followers of “The Sopranos” flocked to social media to share their exhilaration concerning the advert.
“I imply nothing can high that Chevy Sopranos industrial proper?” one excitedly asked.
“LOVE the Chevy Silverado industrial with the Sopranos. James Gandolfini could be proud,” another cooed. Gandolfini — who performed Tony Soprano — handed away 2013.
Sigler spoke with People about filming the industrial, and stated her on-screen dad was not removed from her thoughts.
Every time we do something with “The Sopranos” your first thought is at all times Jim,” she said. “His presence was very a lot felt all through all of it, after all, as a result of something we ever do having to do with “The Sopranos” he’s there. And simply the considered that opening sequence with him, it’s so iconic. He at all times drove that Chevy Suburban all over the place. It’s how we shut our eyes and film Tony Soprano.”
Sigler added that she remains to be shut pals with Iler, and she or he loved working with him and [showrunner] Chase once more.
“Even getting route from David Chase and seeing our outdated digicam operators that we had labored with all through the seasons… It was this eerie factor the place Robert and I each stated, ‘We might hop again into enjoying these characters in a heartbeat,’ ” she said.
“It was actually cool to get a second to expertise that.”