Sunday, December 28, 2014

Van Zandt takes his mob act to Norway for Netflix

Silvio Dante may be dead, but Steven Van Zandt's days as a mobster apparently aren't over.

Van Zandt takes his mob act to Norway for Netflix

Silvio Dante may be dead, but Steven Van Zandt’s days as a mobster apparently aren’t over.


Netflix announced today that “Lilyhammer,” starring the “Sopranos” actor and E Street Band member -- and what looks like a different hairpiece --  will premiere its entire eight-episode season on Feb. 6, streaming to  customers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.


Here’s how the video service describes the show:

“'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.”

Can’t wait? Here’s the trailer: http://youtu.be/bfRgVbp9gSY.

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
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