The second season of Lilyhammer will be shown exclusively on Netflix from Friday 13th December.
The first season of the Norwegian-American series, which stars Steven Van Zandt of The Sopranos fame, premiered on BBC Four in 2012. Created by Anne Bjørnstad & Eilif Skodvin, it follows Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano, a New York gangster who enters witness protection and is relocated to the Norwegian town of – you guessed it – Lillehammer.
Following its premiere on BBC Four, Netflix entered the fray as a co-producer, nabbing the rights to stream the show after its TV broadcast. Since then, Lilyhammer has been given the title of a Netflix Original Series and has now moved exclusively to the Internet TV service. It will be available to stream to Netflix subscribers in the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, US, Canada and Latin America.
Season Two continues with Frank living under the alias of Johnny Henriksen, a successful nightclub owner and father of two. As if life couldn’t get more complicated than balancing fatherhood with running a criminal operation, everything Frank cares for is threatened when his former mob associates find out he is still alive.
“The second season of ‘Lilyhammer’ is an amped up ride that gives us Steven Van Zandt at his glorious, baddest, best,” comments Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “Whether you enjoyed season one or are catching it for the first time, Lilyhammer is a mob show like no other.”
Rumours are that Lilyhammer has already been renewed for a third season on Netflix, which would not be without precedent for the company: Orange Is the New Black was renewed for a second season before Season One had even had its premiere.
You can watch the trailer for Season 2 of Lilyhammer above.