German Speaking Europe watch out – “Lilyhammer” starring Steven Van Zandt is hitting the screens. German-French channel ARTE and Austria’s ORF1 picked up “Lilyhammer”. The mobster series already premiered on SRF ZWEI in Switzerland and will debut on German pay TV channel TNT in April.
“We are delighted to have secured ‘Lilyhammer‘ – a real European series – for Austria. With its great storytelling, ‘Lilyhammer‘ skillfully combines Nordic charme and American humor. Steven Van Zandt excels in his role as mobster and it is a pleasure to watch him. ‘Lilyhammer’ is different and that’s what makes it exceptional!” says Andrea Bogad-Radatz, Senior Vice President Film and Series at ORF
Irina Ignatiew, Senior Vice President Sales German Speaking Territories, says “What a way for ‘Lilyhammer’ to kick off the New Year! Principal photography for season 2 is currently underway and I am thrilled to announce we have found the perfect broadcast partners for our German speaking audience.”
“Lilyhammer“ is produced by Norwegian production company Rubicon for NRK. Shooting of Season 2 has just started, with Netflix as co-producer. With Season 1 scoring rating records in Norway, “Lilyhammer” has already been picked up in over 130 territories.
After Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano testifies against his Mafia boss in New York, he enters the Witness Protection Program and makes an unusual demand: he wants to be set up with a new life in the Norwegian small town Lillehammer – or as he calls it “Lilyhammer”. Thrust into a town that never met crime, Frank is confronted with a colorful cast of characters totally unlike the New York variety.