Netflix Taps Sopranos Alum for Its Latest Original Series: Bada Bing Europe

Netflix will soon offer a salve for customers bummed that The Sopranos isn’t on Netflix Instant. Next month, the company debuts an original series: a “fish out of water” story about a mobster played by Steven Van Zandt (better known as the proprietor of the illustrious Bada Bing strip joint or E Street Band guitarist with a bandana, depending).

The plot sounds like an international version of the Steve Martin flick, My Blue Heaven. Only instead of the suburbs, Van Zandt, playing a mobster called Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano goes into the federal witness protection program in Lillehammer, Norway, a request he makes based on a vague recollection of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Read More