Update: House of Cards season two is now available on Netflix. As usual, all 13 episodes have been released simultaneously. Enjoy!
House of Cards, the critically acclaimed political drama that won Neflix three Emmy awards earlier this year, will return for a second season on February 14, 2014. A teaser video was posted to the show’s Twitter account earlier, which gives away practically zero details as to what the new season will entail. Nevertheless, it’s a well shot 30-second clip, devoid of color and with some saucy cigarette smoke lingering in the air.
It ends with the American flag, positioned upside down, with the date 02/14/14 etched underneath.
With Kevin Spacey starring as US Representative Francis J. Underwood, House of Cards was proof that Netflix could create high-quality, original TV shows of its own. The first season became a bastion for the on-demand streaming platform and Netflix, in its typical style, released all 13 episodes simultaneously. Season two will continue this trend, with all 13 episodes available from the outset.
A press release issued today reveals a little about the plotline for season two:
In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, “American Horror Story”), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michel Gill, “The Good Wife”) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney, “Southland”) 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 Underwoods must overcome these dangers — past and present — to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.
Looking forward to House of Cards, round two? We certainly are.