The second season of “House Of Cards,” Netflix’s acclaimed political drama series, will premiere on Valentine’s Day.
The hit series, which stars Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey as ruthless politician Francis Underwood, will release its second season to Netflix on Feb. 14, 2014, according to a new teaser trailer. As with the show’s first season, all 13 episodes of “House of Cards” season 2 will be available to watch instantly on that date, Variety notes.
The teaser trailer feature 30 seconds of Underwood’s wife, Claire (Robin Wright), smoking a cigarette, before revealing that season’s premiere date. It didn’t provide any additional information on this season, though.
Season 1 of “House of Cards” documented Underwood’s rise from House Majority Whip to Vice President of the United States. In the second season, Underwood will continue his rise to the top of the political word despite several threats to his standing within the government. His former mistress, ambitious reporter Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), continues to dig into the gritty details behind his political machinations.
Underwood will also have to contend with billionaire mogul Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney), the man party responsible for his successful bid to become vice president. “Tusk demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution,” according to a press release.
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On a personal front, Underwood’s wife, Claire, will attempt to maintain the couple’s private existence despite her husband's increasing presence in the public spotlight.
Actors Mahershala Ali, Kristen Connolly, Sebastian Arcelus, Michael Kelly, Sakina Jaffrey, Jayne Atkinson, and Constance Zimmer are also slated to appear on the series this season. In addition, Wright, actress Jodie Foster, and “Homeland” alum Carl Franklin will all direct episodes.
The critically acclaimed first season of "House of Cards" earned nine Primetime Emmy Award nominations, a first for a streaming series, winning three of them, including “Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series” for David Fincher’s work on the pilot episode. "House of Cards" is based on the 1990 BBC miniseries of the same name.