Netflix has announced that their first original drama series House of Cards will premiere worldwide on February 1st, 2013, when the complete first season will be made available to Netflix subscribers in North America, the UK, Ireland, Latin America and the Nordic countries
Created by Kevin Spacey, David Fincher and Beau Willimon, House of Cards follows Francis Underwood (Spacey), the House Majority Whip. Underwood is the politician’s politician – masterful, beguiling, charismatic and ruthless. He and his equally ambitious wife Claire (Wright) will stop at nothing to ensure their ascendancy. The drama series is produced by Trigger Street Productions & Media Rights Capital and stars Kevin Spacey (Horrible Bosses), Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Kate Mara (American Horror Story), Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris), Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods), Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau) and Sakina Jaffrey (Definitely Maybe). Production on the show’s 13 episode second season is due to commence in early 2013. Sony Pictures Television is handling international distribution.
“House of Cards combines the best of filmmaking with the best of television. Beau Willimon’s compelling narrative, David Fincher’s unparalleled craftsmanship, indelible performances by Kevin Spacey and the rest of the cast unite to create a gripping story and a new kind of viewing experience for Netflix members to immerse themselves in,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer. “In offering the entire season at once, Netflix is giving viewers complete control over how and when they watch the show.”