Steven Van Zandt's 'Lilyhammer'
Netflix, who made everything right again by announcing they’re bringing back Arrested Development, will further their goodwill by bringing back The Sopranos Silvio Dante. Well, technically it’s just Steven Van Zandt, but he’ll be playing a very familiar-sounding New York City gangster.
In the upcoming Netflix crime comedy, which will be available to subscribers starting Feb. 6, Van Zandt stars as Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano, a mobster who enters the federal witness-protection program after ratting out his boss and relocates to Lillehammer, Norway, in what Netflix is calling “a gripping fish-out-of-water story.” (Hey, better to be a fish out of water than sleeping with them, amiright? Bada bing!)
Check out the full, slightly NSFW trailer for Lilyhammer (the first season will feature eight episodes) below and watch Van Zandt (who also doubles as an executive producer on the show) bring Noo Yawk to Norway, including an icy stand-off with a sheep. (“What the f— are you doin’ out here by yourself?… Where you goin’? C’mere!”)
Have you missed Van Zandt’s mug, too? Will you watch Lilyhammer or just hold out to see him to hit the road with Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band later this year?