Netflix Import Lilyhammer Cancelled

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Sad day for Lilyhammer fans, as show star Stevie Van Zandt just announced the show has been cancelled after three seasons.

Here’s the surprised tweet from Van Zandt:

Lilyhammer is an interesting story, as the show was confused by many to be the “first Netflix original” but in reality, Netflix had merely paid for the rights to distribute the show outside of its original launch in Norway, where the show had done quite well on its own.

Regardless, Netflix propelled the show a bit further, as Lilyhammer gained a bit of a cult following during its three season run, but despite this, has not been renewed for any further seasons. It’s probably not too late to petition to let Netflix know you’d like to see more of the show produced, but its likely that Lilyhammer just hasn’t gotten the same number of viewers as other originals to justify the cost of production.

If you haven’t seen the first three seasons yourself, we highly recommend giving them a go, especially for fans of shows like The Sopranos, as Lilyhammer adds a humorous twist to the mob genre.

  • Full_Name

    As you mention, Netflix merely has distribution rights. The two companies that own the rights (Rubicon, the production company, and NRK, the national tv broadcaster in Norway, who typically foot the bill for most shows they produce with NRK) have said that while it is a blow that Netflix is dropping out, the show has not yet been cancelled, and another season may still be made.