Netflix Sets 'Lilyhammer' Season 2 Date, Releases Trailer
Lost in the deserved excitement of ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Orange is the New Black,’ was ‘Lilyhammer,’ the Netflix original series that premiered before both of those dramas back in February of 2012. Well, almost two years later, the comedic crime drama has a second season release date and a new trailer.
The Norwegian series will return to Netflix on Friday, Dec. 13, at 12:01 a.m. PST, and in typically Netflix fashion, the entire eight-episode season will be released en masse.
The show stars Steven Van Zandt of ‘The Sopranos’ and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band fame, as a New York gangster sent to the cold and desolate of Lillehammer, Norway, in the witness protection program. Frank ‘The Fixer’ Tagliano becomes Giovanni (Johnny) Henriksen, but his old habits don’t die so easily, and even though he awkwardly tries to assimilate into society, he can’t help but lie, cheat, steal, and control.
The second season finds Frank balancing crime and family obligations, all the while his former cohorts find out he is still alive.
Though the show was delayed for some time, it’s wasn’t because of uncertainly of its popularity. While it was watched in record numbers in Norway and renewed rather quickly, Van Zandt’s touring duties with the E Street Band put production on a hiatus.
The second season premiered a couple weeks ago in Norway, and a third season of ‘Lilyhammer’ is desired, but will again depend on Van Zandt’s busy schedule. In the meantime, check out the Season 2 trailer below.