Netflix has officially cancelled its fish out of water comedy “Lilyhammer”. Series star Steven Van Zandt tweeted the news about the Norwegian-American co-production getting axed.
The show followed Frank ‘The Fixer’ Tagliano, a New York gangster who is relocated as part of the Federal Witness protection Program to an isolated Norwegian community.
Debuting January 25th 2012, it was Netflix’s first foray into original series. However, the show never garnered the critical or publicity notices of the network’s much more high-profile titles like “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black”.
The show aired its third season late last year, and there are no plans to produce a fourth which makes it an abrupt cancellation. It’s also only the second Netflix original series to have officially ended, the other being “Hemlock Grove” with that show’s upcoming third season already announced as its last.
#Lilyhammer RIP. Not my decision. Let’s just say for now the business got too complicated. Very proud of our 24 shows. New ideas on the way.
– Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) July 22, 2015