Schirripa said NBC had made Gandolfini an offer of $4 million to do one season of the show. “I remember him being really, really complimentary, but he wasn’t super familiar with the show,” Chun told Greene. “I don’t think that we stopped talking to him,” producer Teri Weinberg said. Whatever their agreement, Gandolfini settled back into HBO, where his Attaboy Productions had been developing possible projects for the actor dating back to The Sopranos. Strangely, Gandolfini was also working on a project with Steve Carell.