Netflix will be debuting the original series Lilyhammer starring Steven Van Zandt (The Sopranos and E Street Band guitarist) on February 6, 2012 in USA, Canada, and Latin America. All of Lilyhammer‘s first season episodes will be available to Netflix members beginning on February 6th.
Commenting on the series, actor/executive producer Van Zandt said, “I am very careful with my choices and this project was so exciting to me because of the wonderful writing, the rich characters and the fascinating culture of Norway. Netflix is the perfect home for such a unique show.”
Lilyhammer follows New York mobster Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano as he enters the federal witness protection program after ratting on his boss. A sports fan, Frank wants to make his new life in Lillehammer, the Norwegian town that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics – or as he calls it “Lilyhammer.” Frank has visions of a paradise of “clean air, fresh white snow and gorgeous broads” far away from the temptations of the Big Apple and from mob hit men. Reality, of course, turns out to be spectacularly different.
Watch the trailer:
Source: Netflix – January 3, 2012