I’m VERY happy
The filming of season 2 of the Lilyhammer TV series starring Steven Van Zandt has now been scheduled to start in January 2013.
Season 1, which aired in 2011, turned out to be extremely popular, but the production of another season had to be postponed due to the Wrecking Ball concert tour, since Steven Van Zandt is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, in which he plays guitar and mandolin. Bruce Springsteen is finishing his concert touring for the time being with a concert December 10th in Mexico City.
This leaves Steven Van Zandt free to play the New York gangster Frank Tagliano for 8 more episodes to be filmed in Lillehammer, Norway from January through March next year. The overall budget for the new season is NKr 60 million ($10 Million), which works out to around $1.25 million per episode.
Season 2 will air in the fall of 2013.