Netflix just feels like a necessity these days. It is almost as if we humans have always had Netflix with us since the dawn of time. Who would have thought that a streaming company that started making original content just 10 years ago will become such an important part of our lives? That’s right, we today commemorate Lilyhammer, the first-ever Netflix Original production, which kick-started a glorious journey for the company.
Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos pens an essay to celebrate the first-ever Netflix Original
Soon after Netflix announced all its 2022 films, Netflix’s journey of creating original content turned 10 years old. On the occasion, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos recently released an essay to commemorate the series and also look back at the roots of the company. “Looking back, ‘Lilyhammer’ was perhaps an unorthodox choice for our first show. But it worked because it was a deeply local story that we could share with the world,” Sarandos wrote. “The jokes and references worked locally and the more universal themes of the shows traveled perfectly. Since then, we’ve seen so many great local stories resonate with people in other countries and from other cultures: shows and films set anywhere and told in any language.”
You can go on and read the entire essay right here.
Lilyhammer on Netflix plot
Lilyhammer shows us exactly what happens when a former mobster says goodbye to the life of the mafia and turns witness against them. Frank Tagliano later asks to be sent to the country of Norway, where he tries to have a fresh start in a small town named Lillehammer. This American-Norwegian comedy-drama is something you will definitely enjoy streaming sometime over this weekend.
The series has a total of 3 seasons, all of which are available on Netflix.
Who all are in the show?
Here is the entire list of cast members of Lilyhammer on Netflix
- Steven Van Zandt as Frank Tagliano
- Trond Fausa as Torgeir Lien
- Steinar Sagen as Roar Lien
- Marian Saastad Ottesen as Sigrid Haugli
- Tommy Karlsen as Arne
- Fridtjov Såheim as Jan Johansen
- Robert Skjærstad as Roy ‘Fingern’ Aass
- Nils Jørgen Kaalstad as Dag Solstad
- Anne Krigsvoll as Laila Hovland
- Mikael Aksnes-Pehrson as Jonas Haugli
- Valentina Alexeeva as Jelena
Have you watched this decade-old show? What was the first Netflix Original that you watched? Let us know in the comments below.