Frank Underwood and company will be back for a third round on Netflix in early 2015. The streaming service has announced the premiere date for season three of its celebrated political drama “House of Cards,” which will debut across all Netflix territories on February 27, 2015.
The announcement was made by Netflix on the Facebook and Twitter pages for “House of Cards.” Both posts are armed with a short teaser, which show Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright’s characters about to enter Air Force One.
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.
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.