Will there be even more of Kevin Spacey's smarmy Francis Underwood (and his rather brilliant off-sides to the camera) in Netflix's 'House of Cards' to come? Looks like it.
The political drama is in the midst of shooting its second season, but it might have a third one in the pipeline.
“Our intent is that the show keep going for sure,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said Saturday, according to Deadline.
The news comes as somewhat of a surprise. Even though the show's creator, Beau Willimon, had tweeted he wanted to write more seasons, executive producer Rick Cleveland told Gold Derby earlier this month, that the upcoming 13-episode Season 2 was likely to be the show's last.
"'House of Cards' is only going to go a second season and I think that’s it," Cleveland told Gold Derby. "Kevin Spacey likes to do movies and Robin Wright likes to do movies."
It's no surprise that Netflix would want the drama to stick around. The streaming service made history when David Fincher took the best director prize for its pilot at this year's Primetime Emmy awards. It not only marked the first victory in a major category for an online video distributor, but like Spacey's Underwood, it was basically a game changer for the industry.
Season 2 of 'House of Cards' is scheduled to be released in early 2014. Let the binging begin.