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'Lilyhammer' to return to Netflix for third season

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Netflix announced that "Lilyhammer" will return for its third season in 2014 in a press announcment emailed by Netflix on Jan 13, 2014. "Lilyhammer" is a Netflix original series stars Steven Van Zandt (“The Sopranos,” E Street Band) as a mob fixer who is a fish out of water when he enters the witness protection program in Lillehammer, Norway.

The series’ eight episode second season debuted in December in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Denmark and the Netherlands. The exact premiere date for the third season has not been announced. Seasons one and two of "Lilyhammer" are currently streaming on Netflix.

“We are proud to bring back Lilyhammer for a third season, “said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “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.”

Steven Van Zandt portrayed the old school consigliere to mob boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) in the HBO hit "The Sopranos." Van Zandt is once again a gangster in "Lilyhammer," but with a deadpan comedic twist.

“Lilyhammer” follows former gangster Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano (Van Zandt) as he enters the federal witness protection program. Frank trades the excitement of the mean streets of New York for the icy fjords of Norway, forging a new life as Johnny Henriksen, a successful nightclub owner and father of two.

Life is complicated enough for Frank, who balancing fatherhood with running a criminal operation, but when his former mob associates find out he is still alive, everything he cares for is threatened.

The cast of "Lilyhammer" includes: Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa, Tommy Karlsen and Robert Skjærstad.

“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 Nilsen and Agnete Thuland. Executive Producers include Lasse Hallberg & Steven Van Zandt.

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