[09/03/14 - 11:26 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, September 3 Updates include: Jennifer Carpenter to topline USA's "Stanistan"; Lifetime greenlights latest "Flowers in the Attic" sequel; and NBC gives cast-contingent series order to "Weight for Love."
[12/05/13 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Thursday, December 5 Updates include: FOX locks in supporting cast for "Mulaney" revival; VH1 eyes a pair of reality series; and Malcolm McDowell among the latest to Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle."
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its third season on 11/21/14; has yet to be renewed for a fourth season
DESCRIPTION: (from Netflix's press release, October 2014) Season three of the internationally acclaimed Netflix original series Lilyhammer, starring Steven Van Zandt, will launch on Friday, November 21 at 12:01 AM PT. Eight all new episodes of the one-hour series follows the continuing exploits of former gangster Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano (Van Zandt) as he makes a new life under the federal witness protection program in Lillehammer, Norway. Lilyhammer will be available for Netflix members to stream in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Denmark and the Netherlands. Seasons one and two are streaming now. "Lilyhammer is a funny and fantastic example of programming for a global audience - a comedic culture clash that's drawn in viewers from around the world," said Ted Sarandos,chief content officer at Netflix. "We're especially proud of the many international awards the show has earned, cementing its cross-cultural appeal." In season three of Lilyhammer, Roar (Steinar Sagen) travels to Brazil, to meet his Internet bride from a Rio favela. Blinded by love, he finds himself tangled up with the law, and it's up to Frank and Torgeir (Trond Fausa) to make things right. Assisted by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, the collaboration between Frank and the foreign minister is anything but smooth. And as if Frank doesn't have enough challenges with his unruly bunch, a ghost resurfaces from the past - an American "family friend" who sees vast opportunities in Lillehammer for a man of his talents.