House of Cards Trailer by Netflix Season 2





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Published on Feb 26, 2013


House of Cards is an American political drama series developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of a previous BBC miniseries of the same name which is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs. The entire first season premiered on February 1, 2013 on the streaming service Netflix.[1] A second season of 13 episodes is currently in production.[1][2]
Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and the House Majority Whip, who, after getting passed over for promotion to Secretary of State, decides to exact his revenge on those who betrayed him. The series also stars Robin Wright, Kate Mara and Corey Stoll in lead roles.

Main cast
Kevin Spacey as U.S. Representative Francis "Frank" J. Underwood, a Democrat and a graduate of The Citadel, a military college, and Harvard Law School from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and the House Majority Whip. He often breaks the fourth wall to speak directly to the viewer. His name is derived from The Right Honourable Francis Urquhart MP, the protagonist of the BBC version and the novel version of House of Cards.
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, Francis' wife. She runs the Clean Water Initiative, a non-profit that often gets mixed up in Frank's political scheming.
Kate Mara as Zoe Barnes, a reporter for the The Washington Herald (later Slugline). Desperate for a break, she makes a deal with Frank for insider information.
Corey Stoll as U.S. Representative Peter Russo, a Democrat from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district. Russo becomes loyal to Underwood after Underwood threatens to expose his alcohol and drug addiction.
Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper, Underwood's Chief of Staff, abetter and confidant.
Sakina Jaffrey as Linda Vasquez, the President's newly-appointed White House Chief of Staff.
Kristen Connolly as Christina Gallagher, a headstrong congressional staffer involved in a secret relationship with Peter Russo.
Constance Zimmer as Janine Skorsky, a reporter for The Washington Herald (later Slugline) who becomes suspicious of Zoe's success.

Independent studio Media Rights Capital, founded by Mordecai Wiczyk and Asif Satchu, producer of films such as Babel, purchased the rights to House of Cards with the intent of creating a series.[2] While finishing production on his 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, David Fincher's agent showed him House of Cards, a BBC miniseries starring Ian Richardson.[2] Fincher was interested in producing a potential series with Eric Roth.[2] He said that he was interested in doing television because of its long-form nature,[4] adding that working in film doesn't allow for complex characterizations the way that television allows.[4] "I felt for the past ten years that the best writing that was happening for actors was happening in television. And so I had been looking to do something that was longer form," Fincher stated.[4]
MRC approached different networks about the series, including HBO, Showtime and AMC, but Netflix, hoping to launch their own original programming, outbid the other networks.[5] Ted Sarandos, Netflix's Chief Content Officer, looked at the data of Netflix user's streaming habits and concluded that there was an audience for Fincher and Spacey.[6] "It looked incredibly promising," he said, "kind of the perfect storm of material and talent."[2] In finding a writer to adapt the series, Fincher stated that they needed someone who could faithfully translate parliamentary politics to Washington."[2] Beau Willimon was hired and completed the pilot script in early 2011.[2] Willimon saw the opportunity to create an entirely new series from the original and deepen its overall story.[2]
This is the future, streaming is the future. TV will not be TV in five years from now...everyone will be streaming.
— Beau Willimon[3]
The project was first announced in March 2011, with Kevin Spacey attached to star and serve as an executive producer.[7] Fincher was announced as director for the first two episodes, from scripts by Willimon. Netflix ordered 26 episodes to air over two seasons.[8] Spacey called Netflix's model of dropping all episodes at once a "new perspective."He added that Netflix's commitment to two full seasons gave the series greater continuity. "We know exactly where we are going," he said.


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