lilyhammerthe first Netflix Original released by Netflix, it was due to leave the service in several regions, including the United States, in November 2022. The landmark removal would have followed a host of other high-profile Netflix Originals leaving of late, with many plus. scheduled in the coming months and years.
The series was Netflix’s first Netflix Original title, although since there are different types of Netflix Originals, this falls under the category of first exclusive international co-production/distribution. Of course, Netflix also experimented with Originals through Red Envelope Entertainment, but that’s another story.
Starring Steven Van Zandt, the series saw ex-gangster Frank Tagliano enter witness protection and ask to be sent to Norway, having testified against the mob.
Netflix first reached the exclusive license agreement to bring it to the Original Netflix show back in October 2011. It was later picked up for at least 9 other regions, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Colombia. The UK and Ireland notably received the show at a later date.
Upon first acquiring the program, Ted Sarandos said:
“‘Lilyhammer'” is great dark and fun television, marked by great storytelling and outrageous culture clash, and Netflix is incredibly proud to bring it to members in the US, Canada, and Latin America.”
Netflix US would broadcast the show for the first time, starting on February 6, 2012.
That was only after the first season aired in Norway on NRK1.
In February 2022, Netflix celebrated the 10th anniversary of lilyhammer by bringing together Stevie Van Zandt and Ted Sarandos in an online call in which the two reminisced about the importance of the show.
Lilyhammer was leaving Netflix globally on November 21
Takedown notices have started appearing stating that the program will be phased out on November 21, 2022. His last day to see him would have been November 20, 2022.
Why November 21, 2022? That’s exactly eight years after the release of the third and what would be the the final season of the show, which landed on November 21, 2014.
However, the weekend before the move, indiewire contacted Netflix, who told them the series had been renewed.
What’s on Netflix can exclusively reveal that Netflix has purchased a 7-year extension for lilyhammerwhich means that the series will now remain on Netflix until November 21, 2029.
After 2029, the rights to the show will revert to SevenOne International and Red Arrow Studios.
lilyhammer It would have joined the solid list of over 60 other Netflix originals that have been around over the years thus far. Netflix still has 3,252 originals at press time, which is over 50% of Netflix’s overall library.