Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was intrigued by Lillehammer when he saw television images of the Winter Olympics in 1994, and therefore chooses to start his new life there. The transition from being a feared and respected gangster in New York, to become an unemployed immigrant in Norway, is not simple. Frank discovers that to get up and in the Norwegian rural society, he must resort to the old, ruthless methods.
Frank Tagliano testified against his boss, and now, he moved to Lillehammer in the witness protection program. Olympic Games ever held in this small Norwegian town. Frank calls it Lilyhammer. He dreams about paradise with a clean air, snow white and the coolest women, away from the temptations of New York and the mafia. The reality, of course, is not the same as dreams.Read more »
In the second season, Frank Tagliano still in witness protection and juggling fatherhood with running his criminal operation. Added to the mix this season are a group of English soccer hooligans, a bank robbery that threatens to reveal Frankâ€™s identity, and a bloodthirsty new female sheriff.Read more »
Fresh off of an impressive showing at CES and its first ever Golden Globe win, Netflix has announced that its original series Lilyhammer will be coming back for a third season. The show debuted in February 2012 as Netflix's first original series, and has since been followed up by other shows including House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. "Lilyhammer is the type of global show that Netflix members around the world have discovered and love and season three will see that world expand even more," says Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos. The second season of the Norway-set crime drama debuted last month, while season three is expected to be released later in 2014, fleshing out a year of Netflix content that includes a new season of House of Cards in February.Read more »