James Gandolfini Returns to HBO


The actor and the network are renewing their beautiful relationship with Big Dead Place, a show based on Nicholas Johnson’s memoir about working for the U.S. Antarctic Program. Gandolfini is currently set to executive produce the drama and will likely star in it, as well. Breaking Bad's Peter Gould will write the series, described as "a tragicomic eye view of the fear and loathing, arrogance and insanity of the people living and working the last untamed frontier on the planet — the research base at McMurdo Station, Antarctica." So, basically, The Sopranos with a little more snow and ice. [Deadline]