"After he testifies against a Mafia boss, ex-gangster Frank Tagliano enters the witness protection program and asks to be sent to Norway. Despite the peaceful surroundings, it's not long before Frank strays from the straight and narrow."
Lilyhammer is a Norwegian-American television series, starring Steven Van Zandt, about a New York gangster trying to start a new life in far away Lillehammer in Norway. The first season with 8 parts premiered on Norwegian TV in January 2012 with a record audience of almost 1 million viewers (one fifth of Norway's population), and premiered on Netflix in North America in February 2012. Lilyhammer is the first original series by Netflix.
A second season has been commissioned, but due to Van Zandt's upcoming tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band it is currently unknown when production will commence.
The series name is spelled differently from the name of the town Lillehammer.