Netflix has unveiled a new original series starring a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band who played one of the main characters on HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Steven Van Zandt, who plays guitar for The Boss and played Tony Soprano’s sidekick Silvio in the HBO drama, stars in “Lilyhammer.”
The eight-episode first season will be available to watch in its entirety starting Feb. 6 on Netflix’s instant viewing service throughout North America.
The company says the series “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.”