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Netflix’s ‘Lilyhammer’ Renewed for Season 2


Amidst the flurry of ‘Arrested Development‘ news that came out of Netflix‘s Las Vegas event the other day, there were a few bits of news that got buried like a small town in a Norway snow.  And with Netflix’s continued expansion into original content, ‘Arrested Development’s return isn’t the only renewal that bodes well for the network.

Also announced at the National Association of Broadcasters event was that Netflix’s first original series to be featured on their streaming website, the Steven Van Zandt-starring mobster drama ‘Lilyhammer‘ will return for a second season, presumably of the same eight episodes.  It is unknown when the season will shoot however, given Van Zandt’s touring schedule with Bruce Springsteeen and the E Street Band.

For those unfamiliar with the first season of Netflix’s original drama, the description for ‘Lilyhammer’ reads:

“Lilyhammer,” follows New York mobster Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano as he enters the federal witness protection program after ratting on his boss. A sports fan, Frank wants to make his new life in Lillehammer, the Norwegian town that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics – or as he calls it “Lilyhammer.” Frank has visions of a paradise of “clean air, fresh white snow and gorgeous broads” far away from the temptations of the Big Apple and from mob hit men. Reality, of course, turns out to be spectacularly different.

Season one saw Frank opening up his own bar and moving into position to assume control of the Lillehammer underworld, while the pregnant Sigrid left him for his secretive ways in the last episode.  So where might the Norwegian crime scene take us next?

Did you watch the first season of ‘Lilyhammer?’  Are you excited by the prospect of a second season, or is the news completely overshadowed by all things ‘Arrested Development?’  Give us your take in the comments!

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