Netflix Adds Director’s Commentary to ‘House of Cards’ Season One

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If you can’t wait more than a month for fresh “House of Cards” content, Netflix has you covered: The company just added director’s commentary to the first season of the Emmy-winning (and Golden Globe nominated) political drama.

Netflix is offering audio commentary from all six season one directors, including David Fincher (who won an Emmy for his directing work on the first two episodes of season one), James Foley (“Glengarry Glen Ross”), Joel Schumacher (“Falling Down”), Charles McDougall (“The Good Wife”), Carl Franklin (“Homeland”), and Allen Coulter (“The Sopranos”). You can find it as an added option under the subtitle and alternate audio preference section on the Netflix video player. The option is available to Netflix members in all territories the streaming service is available in.

Season two of “House of Cards” premieres on February 14, 2014. It’s one of the most anticipated dates in the 2014 television season.

The show comes from Oscar-nominated screenwriter Beau Willimon, and stars Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Kate Mara. Spacey and Wright were nominated by both the Emmys and the Golden Globes for their performances as the Washington power couple at the center of the show.
Netflix has ordered a third season of the show, 10 days before the second season debuts on the streaming service. It’s likely that the third season, as with the other full seasons of “House of Cards” and other Netflix originals, will also consist of 13 hour-long episodes. The news was first announced by actress Robin Wright, who stars opposite Spacey as a Washington, DC power couple, at a press event for the show. She told TheWrap, “We start shooting season three soon” — a statement that was later confirmed by a Netflix rep.

The show is financed, produced, and packaged by Media Rights Capital, and is produced by Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions.

This marks the first renewal for “House of Cards,” which was originally picked up by Netflix for two seasons and 26 episodes. It also continues Netflix’s streak of renewing every original series it has ordered to date (outside of “Arrested Development,” which it is also interested in bringing back).

“House of Cards,” based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, is created by Beau Willimon and executive produced by Willimon, David Fincher, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Joshua Donen, Andrew Davies, Michael Dobbs, and David Manson.
The award-winning political drama, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as a power couple in DC who by the third season have plotted their way into the White House, will back next year — though Netflix did not provide a premiere date. Production is scheduled to start later this summer in and around Baltimore.

In addition to Spacey and Wright, the “House of Cards” cast also includes Michael Kelly, Molly Parker, Mahershala Ali, Jayne Atkinson, Nathan Darrow, Elizabeth Marvel, Derek Cecil, and Jimmi Simpson.

The series is based on a British miniseries of the same name and is produced for Netflix by Trigger Street Productions and David Fincher, Eric Roth, and Joshua Donen in association with Media Rights Capital. Executive producers include Fincher, Donen, Roth, Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Andrew Davies, Michael Dobbs, and series creator and showrunner Beau Willimon.

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