Steven Van Zandt Is a Mobster Again in 'Lilyhammer'
E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt is bringing his fine-tuned mobster act to Norway in a new Netflix series, "Lilyhammer," debuting in February. All eight episodes of the show, in which the ex-"Sopranos" star plays a fleeing gangster, will be available starting Feb. 6, the streaming service announced on Tuesday alongside a new trailer.
Van Zandt plays Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano in this fish-out-of-water story about a NYC tough who moves to Lillehammer, Norway as part of the federal witness protection program. On "The Sopranos," Van Zandt portrayed Tony Soprano's sour-faced consigliere Silvio Dante, who ran the Bada Bing strip club. In the "Lilyhammer" trailer, Van Zandt's character apparently bribes an official in order to open up a bar of his own and can be seen using a ski jump as a way to terrify his enemies. Watch:
"Lilyhammer" is Netflix's first foray into original programming. The service is also developing new episodes of "Arrested Development" and has projects in the works with directors David Fincher and Eli Roth.