New mobster series coming to Netflix next month

January 3, 2012

Bruce Springsteen guitarist and “Sopranos” actor Steven Van Zandt will star in an original series available exclusively to Netflix subscribers starting next month. “Lilyhammer” features Van Zandt again playing a mobster, this time one who enters the witness protection program in Norway after ratting on his boss.

The company describes the show as a “fish-out-of-water” story, and says all eight first-season episodes can be streamed starting Feb. 6 by subscribers in the United States, Canada and Latin America. The move is part of a Netflix push to attract more customers with original content, including political drama “House of Cards” due later in 2012. Last year Netflix angered a vocal chunk of subscribers with missteps that included a price increase and a quickly reversed plan to separate its DVD service. Will “Lillyhammer” help win some new business? Take a peek at the trailer.

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