House of Cards (2013)

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House of Cards
House of Cards Netflix logo
Premiere February 1, 2013
Finale
Creator Beau Willimon
Network Netflix
Style 60-minute political thriller drama
Company Trigger Street Productions
Wade/Thomas Productions
Media Rights Capital
Seasons 2
Episodes 26 (through season 2)
Status Renewed through season 3 (2015)
Origin USA
Watch Now Netflix
Official Twitter @HouseofCards
Official Facebook House of Cards
This article is about the 2013 USA television series. For other similarly-named programs, go to House of Cards (disambiguation).

House of Cards (2013–) 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.

Contents

Main Cast

Actor Character Seasons
1 2
Kevin Spacey Francis Underwood
Robin Wright Claire Underwood
Kate Mara Zoe Barnes
Corey Stoll Peter Russo
Michael Kelly Doug Stamper
Sakina Jaffrey Linda Vasquez
Kristen Connolly Christina Gallagher
Sebastian Arcelus Lucas Goodwin
Mahershala Ali Remy Danton
Michael Gill Garrett Walker
Gerald McRaney Raymond Tusk
Molly Parker Jacqueline Sharp
Nathan Darrow Edward Meechum

Supporting and Recurring Cast

Actor Character Seasons
1 2
Jayne Atkinson Catherine Durant
Rachel Brosnahan Rachel Posner
Reg E. Cathey Freddy Armstrong
Curtiss Cook Terry Womak
Sandrine Holt Gillian Cole
Elizabeth Norment Nancy Kaufberger
Larry Pine Bob Birch
Constance Zimmer Janine Skorsky
Derek Cecil Seth Grayson
Mozhan Marnò Ayla Sayyad

Seasons

Each season of House of Cards is released simultaneously at midnight.

Season Premiere #
Netflix
Season One February 1, 2013 13
Season Two February 14, 2014 13
Season Three 2015 13

DVD and Blu-ray Releases

DVD

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season June 11, 2013 4 purchase
The Complete Second Season June 17, 2014 4 purchase

Blu-ray

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season June 11, 2013 4 purchase

Blu-ray (+ Digital Copy)

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete Second Season June 17, 2014 4 purchase

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