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Netflix Will Premiere Original Series ‘House of Cards’ with Kevin Spacey on February 1st

Netflix Will Premiere Original Series 'House of Cards' with Kevin Spacey on February 1st

Netflix will premiere on February 1 David Fincher’s anticipated original series “House of Cards,” starring Kevin Spacey.  And Netflix will make the entire 13-episode series available to its subscribers all at once. Fincher, the executive producer of the series, directs the first two episodes.  He is followed by a host of other accomplished directors including Joel Schumacher (“Falling Down”), James Foley (“Glengarry Glen Ross”), and Carl Franklin (“Devil in a Blue Dress”).

Written by Beau Willimon, the D.C. wonk behind “The Ides of March,” the series is based on a successful BBC drama of the same title.  In the American rendition, Kevin Spacey plays a relentless Washington DC politician who is married to fellow power monger Robin Wright.  The series also stars Kate Mara (Rooney’s sister), Kristen Connolly, Michael Kelly and Sakina Jaffrey.

This high-priced production gamble represents Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos’ continuing pursuit of top quality original programming.  Sarandos and Netflix have already committed to a second season of the series, the backbone to a burgeoning roster of programs.  Other original series to premiere on the online hub: a new season of “Arrested Development,” a murder mystery from Eli Roth called “Hemlock Grove,” and a comedy from the creator of “Weeds” called “Orange is the New Black.”

 

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