House Of Cards Season 2 Gets A Poster And Chilling Official Trailer

“One heartbeat away from the presidency, not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated.” - Frank Underwood.

The official trailer for Season 2 of House of Cards is brimming with amazingly chilling quotes and bits of footage, among which is this excellently unnerving exchange between Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his beautiful and calculating wife Claire (Robin Wright).:

“I want him obliterated,” Frank Underwood says.“More than that,” his wife Claire responds, so calmly it's almost casual. “Let’s make him suffer.”“I don’t know whether to be proud or terrified,” Frank says, addressing the viewers.

And then there's this one: “There is one rule. Hunt, or be hunted.”

But this one wins the prize for heightening the anticipation of this series' return:


Welcome back indeed! We’re a little more than a month away from the second season premiere of House of Cards. Netflix will drop the full second season of the gripping political drama onto their menu for streaming subscribers on February 14. In addition to the new trailer, Netflix also released the official poster for Season 2. Here it is (via Variety).


The Season 2 poster looks like a nod to the first season poster, which has Frank Underwood sitting like a king in the Lincoln Memorial chair, blood dripping down his fingers. The new poster has Frank sitting a bit more comfortably, looking pensive. Claire is perched on the edge of the back of the chair behind him, being a literal demonstration of, “Behind every great man there’s a great woman…” Or in this case, behind every cunning, ambitious, cut-throat man…

The tagline, “There are two kinds of pain” appears to be a reference to a quote featured in the previously released trailer:

“There are two kids of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that’s only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.”

What will Frank Underwood be getting up to now that he’s Vice President? And who will be made to suffer under his reign? We’ll find out this Valentine’s Day! In the meantime, Netflix has recently made directors commentaries for all of the first season's episodes available streaming.

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