The Sopranos alumna Lorraine Bracco has signed on for a role in TNT's drama pilot Rizzoli.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is based on Tess Gerritsen's Jane Rizzoli mystery novels, and revolves around the crime-solving team of Boston police detective Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander).

Bracco will play Rizzoli's mother Angela, who despite her tough Boston exterior is a beautiful woman, loyal wife and mother of three.