Netflix to Bow ‘Lilyhammer’ Second Season Dec. 136 Nov, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Forgotten original Netflix original mobster series starring Steven Van Zandt returns with eight episodes
To many, “House of Cards,” is Netflix’s first-ever original episodic series. But in reality, the streaming service’s Norwegian-based mobster black comedy, “Lilyhammer,” launched a year ahead of “Cards,” — with a lot less fanfare and marketing.
Netflix Nov. 6 said it will bow all eight episodes of the second season on Dec. 13. The series, which stars Steven Van Zandt (“The Sopranos,” E Street Band), about a mob fixer who enters the witness protection program in Lillehammer, Norway will be available for Netflix subscribers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
Season two continues with Frank (Van Zandt) living under the alias of Johnny Henriksen, a successful nightclub owner and father of two. Balancing fatherhood with running a criminal operation, everything Frank cares for is threatened when his former mob associates find out he is still alive.
“The second season of 'Lilyhammer' is an amped up ride that gives us Steven Van Zandt at his glorious, baddest, best,” said CCO Ted Sarandos in a statement. “Whether you enjoyed season one or are catching it for the first time, 'Lilyhammer' is a mob show like no other.”
Separately, Netflix said it would launch original documentary, "The Short Game," on Dec. 12. The doc, which will be the first original documentary available on Netflix, follows eight of the most competitive golfers around the globe, all who happen to be under the ripe age of seven years old, as they train for and compete in the World Championship of Junior Golf.
The doc will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available.