|Lorraine Bracco will use some of her downtime before the next season of "The Sopranos" begins to become part of the "Law & Order" universe.|
Bracco is set to film a guest appearance next month for NBC's latest incarnation of the cop-show franchise, "Law & Order: Trial by Jury." She'll be playing an "ambitious lawyer" on the show, the AP reports.
The Oscar and three-time Emmy nominee, who plays Tony Soprano's (James Gandolfini) psychiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Melfi, on the HBO series, is one of a number of "Sopranos" cast members to have appeared on at least one of the "L&O" shows over the years. Most recently, NBC announced that Michael Imperioli will join the cast of the original "Law & Order" for several episodes in the spring, replacing Jesse L. Martin while Martin works on the film version of the musical "Rent."
Edie Falco, Vincent Pastore, Dominic Chianese and Robert Iler have also done guest shots on "Law & Order" shows, which like "The Sopranos" is filmed in and around New York City.
The sixth and most likely final season of "The Sopranos" is not scheduled to premiere before 2006.