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James Gandolfini's Legacy Lives as HBO Revives His Project Big Dead Place

It's one of his many projects

Malcolm Venable

James Gandolfini's legacy continues, as HBO is reviving a project he championed before his sudden death in 2013.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Big Dead Place, a modern-day survival tale that delves into the drama among scientists, blue-collar workers and politicians in Antarctica, now has Sopranosalum Tim Van Patten as director/executive producer attached.

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The drama is inspired by Nicholas Johnson's book Big Dead Place: Inside the Strange & Menacing World of Antarctica, and is one of a few Gandolfini-produced shows that faced an uncertain fate following his death. No release date has been announced.

Check out this remembrance to James Gandolfini, best known for his iconic turn as Tony Soprano, below.