Netflix Picks Up Steven Van Zandt’s ‘Lilyhammer’ for Third Season

Norwegian mob dramedy, Netflix's first original series, will return for third run in 2014

Netflix Picks Up Steven Van Zandt's

Netflix announced a pact to offer the third season of original series “Lilyhammer,” the Norwegian dramedy starring Steven Van Zandt — indicating that the offbeat show is a sleeper hit of some kind for the streaming provider.

Season 3 of “Lilyhammer” will be available on Netflix sometime later in 2014 with a premiere date yet to be announced. Show follows a mobster played by Van Zandt who enters the witness protection program in Lillehammer, Norway. Van Zandt, a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, played a mafioso in HBO’s “The Sopranos.”

The series’ eight-episode season 2 debuted in December in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Denmark and the Netherlands.

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“Lilyhammer” was Netflix’s first original series, bowing in February 2012. Show was developed by Rubicon TV AS and is coproduced by Rubicon and Netflix for NRK/Netflix in association with Red Arrow International, which distributes the show. Producers include Trond Berg Nilsen and Agnete Thuland; exec producers include Van Zandt and Lasse Hallberg.