James Gandolfini BACK To HBO In 'Taxi 0-22'

07/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NEW YORK — James Gandolfini may find himself at the wheel of his first TV series since "The Sopranos."

HBO said Gandolfini is an executive producer of "Taxi 22," a project early in development that could serve as a starring vehicle for the actor, best known as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano.

"Taxi 22" is described as a half-hour comedy centering on a politically incorrect New York City cab driver who is struggling to keep his life together. It is based on the popular Canadian TV series "Taxi 0-22."

Gandolfini, 48, starred in the highly acclaimed "The Sopranos" for six seasons. That drama series ended in 2007.


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