Netflix has announced that they’ve acquired the Norwegian-produced mob drama Lilyhammer. The series stars Stevie Van Zandt (“The Sopranos”). The series’ eight-episode first season (which has already aired) will premiere on Netflix in early 2012 along with the upcoming eight-episode second season [via Deadline]:
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, announced in Cannes this afternoon that Netflix is adding Norwegian-produced TV show Lilyhammer to its original programming lineup. Stevie Van Zandt — who so memorably played mob consigliore Silvio Dante in The Sopranos — plays a Mafioso who testified against his former boss in New York and winds up relocated to the Norwegian countryside as part of the Witness Protection Program.