Steven Van Zandt

Netflix has launched its first original series Lilyhammer.

Netflix and Kevin Spacey on deck with House of Cards

The eight-episode season stars The Sopranos' Steven Van Zandt as ex-gangster Frank Tagliano, who enters the witness protection program and must move to Norway. Of course, it doesn't take long before Frank strays from being good.

Lilyhammer is the first of many projects Netlix has planned. House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, is aiming for an end-the-year start.