House of Cards Season 3 gets green light from Netflix
James R | On 05, Feb 2014
House of Cards Season 3 has been given the green light from Netflix.
The Emmy award-winning TV series, which stars Kevin Spacey, charts the rise to power of manipulative Majority Whip Francis Underwood, despite the attempts of young journalist Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) to expose his corrupt dealings.
The format, based on the BBC programme of the same name from the 1980s, was a huge hit last year, launching Netflix’s first slate of original content to critical and audience acclaim. Adapted by The Ides of March writer Beau Willimon (and executive produced by Spacey and David Fincher, who directed the first two episodes), the show was nominated for a landmark nine Emmy nominations and took home a Golden Globe for Robin Wright, who plays Frank’s equally calculating wife, Claire.
The video on-demand company are clearly confident the second season will be an equally big success because just over a week before the show returns, they’ve renewed it for a third run.
A Netflix rep confirmed the early renewal to The Hollywood Reporter and said that production on the next string of episodes would begin soon.
Despite the fact that the remake was originally meant to span two seasons, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said last November he would like to see more of Frank: “I think if you look at the original House of Cards, there was a natural third season, and we could go well beyond that.”