New Political Drama 'House of Cards' Changes the television Climate

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David Fincher and Kevin Spacey are teaming to develop the Netflix exclusive 'House of Cards,' a politically driven drama which unfolds Spacey is a focused and often merciless political force. Fincher's recent highly publicized directorial offering 'The Girl with the Dragon tattoo' garnered critical acclaim, and Spacey's recent performance as evil boss-nemesis Dave Harkin in 2011's 'Horrible Bosses' puts business villains of the past to shame.

The two worked on the successful and cult classic Seven in 1995. The series is set to be a Netflix exclusive, and has already been scheduled for a two-season run. Netflix hasn't been foreign to signing on with producing original exclusive series, developing and releasing Lilyhammer in 2011, debuting the entire series at once. The show will likely follow the same trend. Netflix has noted that their focus is not on producing original series, but expanding their library of content and slowly moving away from a dvd-by-mail service, the foundation of Netflix’s business practices.

The show is based off a BBC miniseries from the early 90's, that chronicled the misadventures and political turmoil of a man in business power. The rebooted series will expand on these early plots and themes, but modernize them to the modern business climate.

'House of Cards' is currently in production, and set to debut late fall 2012. Episode release is still uncomfirmed, though it is strongly speculated the show will debut its entire first season at day one.

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

Written by: RyanMerkel
Apr 23rd, 2012, 4:36 pm

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