Lilyhammer is the "story about a New York gangster living in Lillehammer, Norway, as part of a witness protection program." Steven Van Zandt, formerly of "The Sopranos," is the star of the show.
Later this year, Netflix will debut "House of Cards," starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher. Netflix had to outbid rivals like HBO and offer major incentives to the companies behind the political drama which is expected to be a hit. Additionally, the fourth season of the cult classic "Arrested Development" will be hitting the service in early 2013.
Netflix senior spokesman Steve Swasey has said Netflix will have five original shows running in 2013. The last two shows have not been purchased yet, but they are expected to be the prison comedy "Orange Is the New Black" and the thriller series "Hemlock Grove." Says Swasey: "By 2013, we'll have five original content programs. We're dabbling in original content with a pretty good mix of dramas, comedies and quirky series. We're excited about it."
Maybe Warner Bros. has a hand in this, and that's why Netflix is bowing to their ridiculous demands(56 day rental window). Maybe a WB, Netflix merger is on the horizon? They seem to have a pretty snug relationship. WB has the facilities to produce content, Netflix can distribute.
Yes, my post is without proof, merit, and is complete speculation. Then again who knows what can happen; just throwing it out for conversation. Stranger things have happened.