Netflix Bringing Back ‘Lilyhammer’ for Third Season

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Series stars Steven Van Zandt

“Lilyhammer” will return to Netflix for a third season, Netflix said Monday, citing the show’s international appeal.

The fish out of water story follows a mob fixer (“The Sopranos'” Steven Van Zandt) as he struggles to keep a low profile as part of the witness protection program in Lillehammer, Norway.

The series’ eight episode second season debuted on the subscription service in December. It was developed for Norwegian television, but has premiered domestically exclusively on Netflix.

“We are proud to bring back Lilyhammer for a third season,” Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, said in a statement.  “Lilyhammer is the type of global show that Netflix members around the world have discovered and love and season three will see that world expand even more.”

Last month, Van Zandt revealed to Rolling Stone that he had signed for a third season of the show and would begin filming in January.