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Netflix will certainly be giving subscribers more bang for their buck next year when the streaming video service begins rolling out some of their new original content. We have the return of Arrested Development to look forward to, along with new original series House of Cards. The first trailer for David Fincher and Beau Willimon's new series has arrived and gives us a look at what is sure to be a fantastic performance by series star Kevin Spacey.
From Media Rights Capital, House of Cards follows the ambitious and cunning Congressman Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) as they attempt to claw their way to the top of the political ladder. As you'll see in the trailer below, which begins with Underwood introducing himself to the viewers directly, things don't always go his way, but that won't slow him down much.
"Take a step back. Look at the bigger picture. That's how you devour a whale. One bite at a time."
Chilling! It seems obvious that Spacey's going to be great in this. Typically fantastic and yet unfamiliar and transformed into this new, ruthless character. The trailer gives us a few different looks at the kind of man Underwood is as a congressman and husband. We also got a look at some of the supporting cast, including Kata Mara, who plays Zoe. Unless I'm mistaken, I got the impression something was going on between her and Underwood (from the scene where she's standing in an apartment and he walks in). Just a bit of speculation.
Here's the poster for the series, which is as great as the trailer. We have Underwood sitting in Lincoln's chair, his fingers gripping the armrests and dripping with blood.
Once again, I say, "Chilling!"
House of Cards debuts on Netflix February 1, 2013. All thirteen episodes will launch on that day and will be available in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, U.K., Sweden, Finland and Norway. More about the series can be found at Netflix.com.