SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) ― Online film and television show titan Netflix will make its original programming debut in February with “Lilyhammer,” a “fish-out-of-water story” about a New York mobster starting anew in Norway.
Steven Van Zandt, a guitarist in Bruce Springsteen’s famed E Street Band, stars as Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano, who enters a federal witness protection to be given a new identity after providing authorities, according to Netflix.
“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,” Van Zandt said in a release.
“Netflix is the perfect home for such a unique show,” he added.
The first episode of the show, which is set in Lillehammer, Norway will be available for streaming beginning Feb. 6 online by Netflix subscribers in Canada, Latin America, and the United States.