Of course, this wasn’t the only moment from The Godfather‘s history to find its way into the series. Dan Fogler, who plays Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola and joined Gallo for the E! News interview, highlighted that Coppola and Puzo did work on the script together.
“I’ve seen it in behind-the-scenes footage for The Godfather,” Fogler shared. “In the series, there’s a lot of reference to that. Which is why we are seen working together a lot of time.”
Fogler called those collaboration scenes between Coppola and Puzo some of his favorite moments in the entire series.
The Offer does heighten this collaboration, however, having the director and writer hole up in a Los Angeles-based home to finish the script. In reality, for part of the process, Puzo would send drafts to Coppola, who was based out of the San Francisco area, and vice versa.