April 5, 2012 – Netflix announces its first original series, LilyHammer. The show, which rolled out its first eight episodes in February 2012, stars Steve Van Zandt as ex-gangster Frank Tagliano, an ex-mafia boss in the witness protection program who asks to be sent to Norway. Unfortunately, things are not what they seem when he arrives. Frank learns he must resort to his old ways in order to survive. Lilyhammer premiered to rave reviews from critics from industry and Netflix users. The show is produced in Norway and features Norwegian actors.
Netflix users can watch the show via online streaming via Netflix.com
After he testifies against a Mafia boss, ex-gangster Frank Tagliano enters the witness protection program and asks to be sent to Norway. Despite the peaceful surroundings, it’s not long before Frank strays from the straight and narrow. Watch now More Info
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