Netflix to Stream Third Season of ‘Lilyhammer’13 Jan, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Netflix Jan. 13 announced it would stream a third season of black comedy “Lilyhammer,” starring Steven Van Zandt ("The Sopranos") as a mob fixer who enters the witness protection program in Lillehammer, Norway.
“Lilyhammer,” which is Netflix’s first original series, streamed its second season in December in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latin America, Denmark and the Netherlands.
"Lilyhammer" follows former gangster Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano (Van Zandt) as he enters the federal witness protection program trading the 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’ is the type of global show that Netflix members around the world have discovered and love and season three will see that world expand even more,” Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Netflix won a Golden Globe Jan. 12 when Robin Wright was honored “Best Actress in a TV Drama” for her role in “House of Cards.” Among actresses Wright beat: Taylor Schilling, the star of Netflix originals women’s prison dramedy, “Orange is the New Black.”
Netflix releases its fourth quarter financial results Jan. 22.