40 Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Sopranos
Some of the writing staff later went on to create iconic shows of their own
Chase employed a slew of talented writers that definitely didn’t stay still post-The Sopranos. Case in point: Matthew Weiner. Weiner wrote for the show throughout its run, and even executive produced the last few seasons. After The Sopranos, he developed Mad Men, where Don Draper felt like a natural follow-up to Tony Soprano. Other writers on the show also went on to create TV shows that were clearly influenced by the The Sopranos, too. Terence Winter created and wrote for Boardwalk Empire and Todd A. Kessler went on to co-create Damages.