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Netflix to premiere new series of Lilyhammer

Hot on the heels of news its documentary The Short GameNetflix have announced they will premiere the second season of its original series Lilyhammer starring Steven Van Zandt (The Sopranos, E Street Band) on Friday, December 13 at 12:01 AM PT.  All eight episodes of the one-hour series about a mob fixer who enters the witness protection program in Lillehammer, Norway will be available for Netflix members to stream at launch in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

“The second season of Lilyhammer is an amped up ride that gives us Steven Van Zandt at his glorious, baddest, best,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “Whether you enjoyed season one or are catching it for the first time, Lilyhammer is a mob show like no other.”

Lilyhammer follows former gangster Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano (Van Zandt) as he enters the federal witness protection program trading the mean streets of New York for the icy fjords of Norway, forging a new life among the locals of Lillehammer. Season two continues with Frank living under the alias of Johnny Henriksen, a successful nightclub owner and father of two. As if life couldn’t get more complicated than balancing fatherhood with running a criminal operation, everything Frank cares for is threatened when his former mob associates find out he is still alive.

Lilyhammer was developed by Rubicon TV AS (creator, Anne Bjornstad & Eilif Skodvin). It was produced by Rubicon TV AS and co-produced by Netflix for NRK/Netflix in association with Red Arrow International. Producers include Trond Berg Nilsen and Agnete Thuland. Executive Producers include Lasse Hallberg & Steven Van Zandt.

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