- This article is about the 2013 USA television series. For other similarly-named programs, go to House of Cards (disambiguation).
House of Cards is a political drama airing exclusive on Netflix. Produced by Beau Willimon, the show is Netflix's first original series and its second exclusive program after Lilyhammer. The series is an adaptation of a 1990 BBC miniseries of the same name, which in turn is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs. The series follows Congressman Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) as he navigates the intricate, corrupt world of Washington political insiders to exact revenge on his political rivals after being passed over by the President as his Secretary of State. Interwoven into Underwood's scheming are plotlines involving his wife Claire (Robin Wright), Congressman Peter Russo (Corey Stoll), and journalist Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara).
Unique to the medium's novel distribution method, the first season premiered in its entirety on February 1, 2013. The second season will be distributed similarly on February 14, 2014. Although the second season was originally intended to be the last, Netflix renewed House of Cards for a third season on February 4, 2014.
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