Netflix Original Series, House of Cards, Starring Kevin Spacey and Robin
Wright Available Exclusively On 1st February 2013
Beverly Hills, California,, Oct. 4, 2012
- Entire 13-Episode First Season of David Fincher and Beau Willimon's Dramatic
Series Available to Netflix Members Everywhere at Launch
Beverly Hills, California, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Netflix original
series, from Media Rights Capital, "House of Cards", starring Academy Award ®
winner Kevin Spacey ("Horrible Bosses", "American Beauty"), Golden Globe ®
nominee Robin Wright ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", "Forrest Gump") and
Kate Mara ("American Horror Story") will be available for members to watch
instantly beginning on 1st February 2013 .
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All 13 first-season episodes of the drama series will be available to Netflix
members in territories where Netflix is available - the UK, Ireland, North
America, Latin America and in the Nordic countries.
"'House of Cards' combines the best of filmmaking with the best of television.
Beau Willimon's compelling narrative, David Fincher's unparalleled
craftsmanship, indelible performances by Kevin Spacey and the rest of the cast
unite to create a gripping story and a new kind of viewing experience for
Netflix members to immerse themselves in,"said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content
Officer, Netflix. "In offering the entire season at once, Netflix is giving
viewers complete control over how and when they watch the show."
From director David Fincher ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", "The Social
Network"), award-winning playwright and Academy Award ® nominated screenwriter
Beau Willimon ("Farragut North", "The Ides of March") and Academy Award ®
winner Eric Roth ("Forrest Gump", "Munich"), "House of Cards," from Media
Rights Capital, is based on the BBC miniseries of the same name. This wicked
political drama slithers beneath the curtain and through the back halls of
greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C.
An uncompromising exploration of power, ambition and the American way, the
series orbits Francis Underwood (Spacey), the House Majority Whip. Underwood
is the politician's politician – masterful, beguiling, charismatic and
ruthless. He and his equally ambitious wife Claire (Wright) will stop at
nothing to ensure their ascendancy. In addition to Spacey, Wright and Mara,
the series also stars Corey Stoll ("Midnight in Paris"), Kristen Connolly
("The Cabin in the Woods"), Michael Kelly ("The Adjustment Bureau") and Sakina
Jaffrey ("Definitely Maybe").
Fincher directed the first two episodes of the series, which were written by
Willimon. James Foley ("Glengarry Glen Ross"), Joel Schumacher ("Falling
Down"), Charles McDougall ("The Good Wife"), Carl Franklin ("Devil in a Blue
Dress") and Alan Coulter ("The Sopranos") also serve as directors on "House of
The drama's second season is due to begin production in spring 2013.
House of Cards is executive produced by Fincher, Willimon, Joshua Donen, Eric
Roth, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Andrew Davies, Michael Dobbs and John
Melfi. The one-hour drama is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street
Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix.
With more than 27 million streaming members in the United Kingdom and Ireland,
the United States, Canada and Latin America, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is
the world's leading internet subscription service for enjoying films and TV
programmes. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can instantly watch
films and TV programmes streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among
the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the
Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray
disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video
recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as
well as Apple TV and Google TV. In total, more than 800 devices that stream
from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit www.netflix.com
. Netflix's upcoming original series include the political drama "House of
Cards", which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright; the fourth season of the
critically acclaimed comedy "Arrested Development"; "Hemlock Grove", Eli
Roth's murder mystery series based on Brian McGreevy's gripping novel of the
same name; Jenji Kohan's series "Orange is the New Black", which stars Taylor
Schilling, Laura Prepon and Jason Biggs; and the second season of
"Lilyhammer", which stars Steven Van Zandt. Follow Netflix on Facebook and
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