Next Friday, Netflix will be celebrating Valentines Day the Francis Underwood way. (Yes, next Friday is Valentine's Day.) But House of Cards has cause to celebrate now as Netflix has already renewed the political drama for a third season.
Deadline posted the news, stating that Netflix has confirmed that they've picked up House of Cards for Season 3. As the site notes, this is technically the first season renewal for House of Cards, as its original deal was for a straight-to-series two-season commitment. Months of negotiations reportedly led to this arrangement, which will give fans of Kevin Spacey a bit more to look forward to beyond the inevitable binge-watch of Season 2, which will be underway come February 14 when Netflix drops the entire second season onto their streaming video service.
Created by Beau Willimon, House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey as the cunning politician Francis Underwood. While he ruthlessly claws his way up the political ladder, his wife Claire (Robin Wright), who runs a not-for-profit organization when she isn't scheming alongside her husband.
The first season focuses on Underwood's determined climb and his involvements with other politicians, along with a physical relationship with Zoe Barnes, a motivated young journalist. Netflix has been steadily promoting the returning series, including releasing directors commentaries for Season 1 and a poster and the full trailer for Season 2, which you can watch below:
Frank's rapid ascension to the heights of power means big changes for both him and Claire, but his sudden rise creates powerful enemies and the increasing chance that his dark secrets will be exposed.
Here's the Season 2 teaser trailer: