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Online film and television show titan Netflix will make its original programming debut in February with “Lilyhammer,” a “fish-out-of-water story” about a New York mobster starting anew in Norway, Agence France-Presse reports.
Steven Van Zandt, a guitarist in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, stars as Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano, who enters a federal witness protection program after giving authorities information about his boss.
“I am very careful with my choices and this project was so exciting to me because of the wonderful writing, the rich characters and the fascinating culture of Norway,” Mr. Van Zandt said in a release.
“Netflix is the perfect home for such a unique show.”
The first episode of the show, which is set in Lillehammer, Norway, will be available for streaming online beginning Feb. 6 by Netflix subscribers in Canada, Latin America and the United States.
Mr. Van Zandt, 61, became an actor by playing Silvio Dante, a strip club owner, on the blockbuster HBO series “The Sopranos.”
• Compiled from Web and wire service reports.
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