Soprano’s favorite cast as Cuomo in NY prison break series

HOLLYWOOD, CA  – (WIVB)   The upcoming Showtime series “Escape at Dannemora” has cast a Sopranos’ favorite as Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Variety reports that Michael Imperioli has signed on for a guest starring role to appear as Governor Cuomo.

Governor Cuomo ordered the official investigation into the prison break involving Richard Matt and David Sweat from the Clinton Correctional Facility.

Matt will be played by Benicio Del Toro and David Sweat will be played by Paul Dano.

Patricia Arquette is also in the cast.  Ben Stiller is the executive producer and director.

The 8-hours series is based on the true story of the prison break that gripped upstate New York in the summer of 2015. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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