LILYHAMMER: BBC Secures Rights To Netflix Mobster Series


The BBC has secured rights to the Netflix original series Lilyhammer.

The announcement comes on the same day that Lilyhammer will make its debut in the U.S., Canada and Latin America via Netflix.

Lilyhammer, the first original series to launch on the streaming service, follows Steven Van Zandt as a mobster hiding out in Norway.

Richard Klein, controller of BBC Four which will air the show, said:

Lilyhammer mixes sharp wit and American big city ways with the beauty of the Norwegian mountains and folksy nature of a small town – a perfect combination for a razor-sharp drama about cultural mores. I am delighted that BBC Four has acquired this drama and I am sure our viewers are going to have a good time!”

Sue Deeks, BBC’s head of program acquisitions added:

Lilyhammer is fresh, funny and offbeat – it makes a highly original addition to BBC Four’s rich Scandinavian drama slate.”

Source: Deadline

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