'House of Cards' showrunner unwilling to discuss second season


Beau Willimon is the showrunner of House of Cards, the surprise hit from Netflix which helped establish the streaming service as a viable option for programming. Speaking at a TV Academy panel yesterday, Willimon was asked about the program's future and said "Nothing about season two."

Okay then. 

A gag order is in place with the show, as any information of the remaining episodes due under the programs $100 million, 26-episode order from Netflix are apparently off-limits for now.

Kevin Spacey, who stars in the show, was also at the event, as Netflix is trying to get the show nominated for some Emmy Awards. Spacey bragged about Netflix passing HBO in terms of subscribers.

"A few days ago Netflix announced that, in large measure as a result of House of Cards, they brought in two million more subscribers," said the actor. "You bet they're making money... I think that what we in some ways set out to prove was that the film and television industry can learn the lesson that music industry didn't learn. Give people what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, at a reasonable price -- and they'll buy it and they won't steal it."

Excited to see the show come back?



- House of Cards (2013)
- Kevin Spacey
- Netflix

Written by: Hamatosan
Apr 26th, 2013, 5:28 pm

Images courtesy of Netflix


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Since: 18/Apr/08
Message Posted On Jul 19th, 2013, 11:55 am

One of the best quotes I've ever heard; the fact that it comes from someone like Spacey just makes it even better. At times, you never know which side of the fence the Hollywood-elite is on. Sure, he's not condoning piracy, but with an option like Netflix, neither do I, and that's precisely the point. A fixed monthly sum for a library is the future.

I love the gag-order. For one, I loathe spoilers to the point that if I think I MIGHT at some point MAYBE watch a show, I can run out of the TV-room with my ears plugged shouting "lalalala" when a commercial for it is playing. With a GO, I'm not at risk at finding out stuff before it even airs. Why anyone even wants to is beyond me. And why read a (western) book from left to right, not third-to-final from the right followed by first from the left. I digress.

And... for two... it shows high hopes for an equally fantastic second season with twists that are as mindblowing as, say, Lost, albeit in a tighter, more realistic fashion and not "Zoe, I am your father!".


And as a sidenote, Spacey has earned the right to brag. I'd love for him to accept a potential Emmy in an Underwood-manner, much like how Streep did the Devil Wears Prada-thing some odd years ago.


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Since: 01/Mar/12
Message Posted On Apr 27th, 2013, 11:15 am

HoC was great. The internet does need to be a little less demanding on stuff like this. It's not a requirement to give away show info.

I loved HoC until I saw it was another UK to US converstion... then it went to 'like'.


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