Netflix saved its first-ever original series from removal in a last-minute deal.
In October, it was announced that the streaming platform would be shut down Lilienhammer due to the fact that his license agreement had expired.
The crime comedy-drama series starring Steven Van Zandt was acquired by Netflix after its record-breaking debut on Norwegian channel NRK1 in February 2012. It ran for three seasons and ended in 2014.
Every month the service removes a large number of titles and Lilienhammer was announced by Van Zandt himself as a departure on November 20th.
The E Street Band actor and musician expressed his disappointment at the news, writing on Twitter: “It looks like it Lilienhammer will disappear on November 20th from Netflix, for which it was the very first show.”
Zandt, whose birthday was November 22, continued: “Any birthday present! Great resistance. It’s only 24 episodes. So if you haven’t seen it yet or want to watch it again, you’d better do it now.
However, Van Zandt, who has returned to Twitter after a short absence, revealed it in his first post Lilienhammer has been saved and remains available for subscribers to stream.
“I’m back! And not only am I back, my suspension ended just in time to announce it Lilienhammer is back!” he wrote.
“Thank you Ted Sarandos and Netflix for giving us our special place of honor as your first show! And thank you to the fans of the show. I’m sure your many messages helped a lot with the decision.”
He also seemed to hint that the series could be rebooted after the upcoming tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, which is due to start in 2023, comes to an end.
“After the tour… stay tuned…” he replied to a fan who thought he was announcing a new series along the way.
LilienhammerThe departure of would have followed that of Hemlock Grovewhich was removed in September.
The removal of titles billed as Netflix Originals has sparked discussion about the availability of projects once they’ve been removed from the platforms on which they were released.
Meanwhile, Netflix users are pushing viewers towards a new mystery show titled 1899to turn off a popular feature meant to ruin the series.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/lilyhammer-netflix-steven-van-zandt-b2232922.html Netflix’s Lilyhammer star Steven Van Zandt celebrates after the show was saved from removal