"House of Cards" season 2 is nearly here -- and you know what that means, right? It’s time to start soaking in all the information you can about what will happen next on the Emmy Award winning show. And luckily for fans of the Netflix series, we’re here to help! So, when will the political thriller, starring the acclaimed Kevin Spacey, air for all those fiercely checking their Netflix accounts?
Well, according to the popular streaming provider, you might want to take a rain check on your Valentine’s Day date dinner because season 2 of "House of Cards" will be premiering on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Netflix has stated that all 13 episodes of "House of Cards" second season will be available for you to binge watch when the clock strikes 12. So, leave the glass slipper and your prince charming behind -- because nothing will be more important than witnessing what Beau Willimon has in store for "House of Cards" fans.
Here is what has been leaked for the season 2 synopsis of "House of Cards":
“In the second season, Francis (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, ‘American Horror Story’), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michael Gill, "The Good Wife") billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney, "Southland") demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Francis’ once private existence. The Underwood’s must overcome these dangers -- past and present -- to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.”
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TV Line went on to tease fans with the names of other characters who will be returning to season 2. In addition to Spacey, Wright (who won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series), Mara, Gill and McRaney, other cast members include Mahershala Ali (Remy), Sebastian Arcelus ('Herald' boss Lucus), Kristen Connolly (Christina), Nathan Darrow (Frank’s bodyguard Edward), Sakina Jaffrey (White House Chief of Staff Linda Vasquez), Michael Kelly (Frank’s own CoS, Doug Stamper), Constance Zimmer (Janine) and Rachel Brosnahan (ex-prostitute Rachel).
But as excited as we are to hear familiar names intertwined with the plot of Season 2, we have to wonder—are there any new additions to the cast? According to reports, Sam Page from "Mad Men", Molly Parker from "Deadwood" and Joanna Going from "Close to Home" will all be joining the "House of Cards" cast in their attempts to woo fans with political drama once again.
Eek! We can barely contain our excitement! But if you’re a new fan to the show and feeling a little left out, don’t fret. You can view the entire first season of "House of Cards"on Netflix to prepare for season 2. With that said, you may want to cancel plans with your friends for the rest of the week. We’re sure they’ll understand -- it’s for your country!