The Netflix original series, Lilyhammer, the comedic drama starring Steve Van Zandt (The Sopranos, The E Street Band) as a mob fixer who enters the witness protection program in Lillehammer, Norway, will return exclusively to Netflix for Season 3 in 2014. The series' eight episode second season debuted in December in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Here's what Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos had to say about the renewal.
"We are proud to bring back Lilyhammer for a third season. 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."
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 2 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 Bjørnstad & Eilif Skodvin). It was produced by Rubicon TV AS and co-produced by Netflix for NRK/Netflix in association with Red Arrow International. It is distributed by Red Arrow International. Producers include Trond Berg-Nilssen and Agnete Thuland. Executive Producers include Lasse Hallberg & Steve Van Zandt.
For more information about Lilyhammer, follow the show's official pages: Twitter.com/Lilyhammer; Facebook.com/Lilyhammer; Instagram.com/Lilyhammer; Lilyhammer.Tumblr.com and visit Netflix.com/Lilyhammer.