Netflix has released the first trailer for Lilyhammer, the first original series from the online rental giant which debuts February 6. Take a look at the first video from this new series below, which stars Steve Van Zandt, and you can read the full press release below the trailer.
Lilyhammer, a gripping fish-out-of-water story set in Norway and starring The Sopranos mainstay and E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt, is a new Original Series premiering on Netflix to watch instantly on February 6, 2012 in the USA, Canada and Latin America.
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.
All eight first season episodes of Lilyhammer will be available on February 6 so Netflix members can enjoy the series by streaming over the Internet to connected TVs, tablets, game consoles, computers and mobile phones.
"Lilyhammer is a well-observed, funny and occasionally brutal story of culture clash, focused on Steve's inimitable portrayal of an East Coast mobster," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "We're proud to introduce this terrific Original Series exclusively to our members. If you love the first episode, there is no need to wait until next week, or to set a DVR, to catch the next one."
"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," said Steve Van Zandt, Executive Producer. "Netflix is the perfect home for such a unique show."
Lilyhammer was developed by Rubicon TV AS (creator, Anne Bjornstad & Eilif Skodvin). The Writers on the Show include Anne Bjornstad, Eilif Skodvin and Steve Van Zandt. Producers include Trond Berg Nilsen and Agnete Thuland. Executive Producers include Lasse Hallberg & Steve Van Zandt. The series is a production by Rubicon TV AS.