Netflix Series ‘Lilyhammer’ Cancelled Due To Poor Response, Sluggish Business

By Subhro Prakash Ghosh | 2 years ago
Netflix Series ‘Lilyhammer’ Cancelled Due To Poor Response, Sluggish Business
Steven Van Zandt

It’s time for the extinction of the popular TV series “Lilyhammer.” On Thursday, Netflix confirmed that the network is not going to make any more episodes of the comedy drama “Lilyhammer.” Read below and dig out the cause.

Cinema Blend recently reported that the lead star Steven Van Zandt tweeted on Wednesday that the show has been cancelled writing “#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.”

“Lilyhammer,” debuted on Jan. 25, 2012 on Norwegian NRK1, has a record audience of 998,000 viewers, which count one-fifth of Norway’s population. The Norwegian-American TV show, “Lilyhammer” starring “The Sopranos” actor and “E Street” band member Zandt, revolved around a New York-based gangster, Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano aka Zandt (a former underboss of the American Mafia) who tried to kick off a new life in the isolated community of Lillehammer in Norway.

A Netflix spokesman said that the series’ third and last season, featuring Van Zandt as a gangster who winds up in Lillehammer via the US witness protection program in Norway, was ‘a natural end’ to Van Zandt’s character in the story, Frank Tagliano, The Local reported.

However, according to TV Series Finale, although “Lilyhammer” being promoted as Netflix’s first exclusive content, the series has never acquired a lot of attention in the last three years when it is mainly compared  to the service’s original series “House of Cards,” “Daredevil,” and “Orange is the New Black.”

The third season was premiered on Nov. 21, 2014. So far since 2012, Netflix have aired “Lilyhammer’s” eight installments for each of the three seasons, totaling 24 episodes. Do you think, the series should be renewed once again? Let us know your opinion in the comment box below.

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Having over 9 years of experience in retail magazines and portals, Ghosh has served lot of overseas clients in the last couple of years. Presently, he is a regular contributor for MNG. He had spent a self-imposed exile at the bank of river Narmada between 2012 and 2014 where he had mainly lived in the dense forests, ancient caves or with seriously devoted monks involved in penance and spiritual introspection. He is personally inspired by the great eastern and western mystics like Osho Rajneesh, Helena Blavatsky, George Gurdjieff, P D Ouspensky, Buddha, Lao Tsu, Confucius, Bodhidharma, J Krishnamurthy, Japanese Zen masters just to name a few.