"Lilyhammer": The mob goes to Norway
Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), a former member of the New York's Italian Mafia, is put in the witness protection program after testifying in a trial in the United States. Tagliano is relocated to Lilyhammer, Norway, as he was intrigued by the town when he saw television images of the 1994 Winter Olympics, and therefore chooses to start his new life, as Norwegian-American immigrant Giovanni Henriksen.
The first season premiered on Norwegian NRK1 on Jan. 25, 2012, with a record audience of 998,000 viewers (one-fifth of Norway's population), and premiered on Netflix in North Americaon Feb. 6, 2012, with all eight episodes being available in full for streaming on the service. "Lilyhammer" is the first original series by Netflix. A second season has been commissioned.