Edie Falco is going from a gangster's wife on HBO to a New York nurse on Showtime. According to Variety, the former Carmela Soprano has signed on to a new untitled Showtime program. The program will star Falco as a New York City nurse trying to balance working in an inner-city hospital and a tumultuous personal life also.
The pilot was written by Linda Wallem, Liz Brixius and Evan Dunsky, who will all serve as showrunners and executive producers. It was said that this project was written with Falco in mind. She apparently had been looking for a new show to latch onto after The Sopranos ended its run.
The program, which is being compared to Weeds, is being put on the fast-track, with pre-production already under way and plans to start filming in New York later this year. No word on when to expect the show on the airwaves.