Netflix bucks model for Van Zandt's "Lilyhammer" series

01/30/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Netflix will debut its "Lilyhammer" original series Feb. 6 in an unusual fashion: The video-streaming site will make all eight episodes of the first season available at one time rather than dole them out weekly like a traditional network. "Our core proposition is about choice, and the ultimate choice is not just how and where but when our subscribers want to watch," said Netflix's Ted Sarandos. Former "Sopranos" star Steven Van Zandt, who co-wrote the series, portrays a mobster who relocates to Norway.

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