One of Netflix’s major forays into the original programming game just got its first trailer. House of Cards, the new show based on the British miniseries of the same name, comes to you courtesy Fight Club & The Social Network director David Fincher and stars the incomparable Kevin Spacey.
House of Cards will hit Netflix on February 1st, just shy of two years after it was first announced.
Fincher? Spacey? Political intrigue? I’m in. Check out the show’s first trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Based on the British miniseries, ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”) and Corey Stoll (“Midnight in Paris”) costar in the first original series from David Fincher (“The Social Network”) and Beau Willimon (“The Ides of March”).
House of Cards was the first in a series of original content announcements Netflix early last year. Since, we’ve seen Netflix stream a season of the Steven Van Zandt mafia-drama Lilyhammer, and we’re still waiting on Hemlock Grove – a new show from Hostel director Eli Roth. Oh, and you may be aware that Netflix is going to be the exclusive broadcaster of the new season of Arrested Development, which has already begun production. The ten episodes from the new season will hit Netflix all at once – so happy marathoning!
UPDATE: Speaking of marathoning, Netflix has confirmed that all 13 episodes of the first season of House of Cards will be available immediately on February 1st.
“House of Cards combines the best of filmmaking with the best of television. Netflix members worldwide can instantly watch all 13 episodes of the first season of the show beginning on February 1, 2013. In offering the entire season at once, Netflix is giving viewers complete control over how and when they watch the show,” they say.