Netflix has confirmed the release date of House of Cards Season 2 as Friday 14th February 2014.
Yes, Frank Underwood is back. Just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Kevin Spacey, Kata Mara and Robin Wright will reprise their starring roles in the Emmy award-winning political drama for another 13 episodes of ruthless manipulation, cold back-stabbing – and lots and lots of ribs.
The second season will follow Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood’s ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Up-and-coming reporter Zoe Barnes Mara) is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michel Gill) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney) demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Francis’s once private existence. The Underwood’s must overcome these dangers – past and present – to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.
In addition to Spacey, Wright, Mara, Gill and McRaney, the series also stars Mahershala Ali (Treme), Sebastian Arcelus (Person of Interest), Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods), Nathan Darrow (Rigged), Sakina Jaffrey (Definitely Maybe), Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau) and Molly Parker (Deadwood).
Based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, House of Cards made huge waves this year when it was released by the Internet TV company. The first original series produced by Media Rights Capital for Netflix received enormous critical acclaim, becoming the first ever web series to earn Emmy nominations – let alone win three of them.
The all-at-once release of the show established Netflix as a major new creator as well as provider of on-demand content, not least because of the talent involved behind the camera, including Executive Producer and Director David Fincher. Perhaps most exciting of all, Jodie Foster and Robin Wright with both direct episodes of House of Cards Season Two, alongside Homeland’s Carl Franklin, James Foley and John David Coles. This marks Foster’s second stint behind the camera for a Netflix original show following an episode of Orange Is the New Black.
“Power is a lot like real estate,” said Frank in Season One. “It’s all about location, location, location.”
The prospect of going back to Netflix for a second helping is one to relish. And not just because of the ribs.
Have you met Frank Underwood? Read our review of House of Cards Season One.