Netflix has pulled a Starz and handed out an early renewal to one of its biggest hits. The streaming service and my source for late-night binges on The IT Crowd has renewed House of Cards for Season 3, ahead of the political drama's February 14 Season 2 premiere, says The Hollywood Reporter. But an early renewal isn't anything new for House of Cards; when the series was first announced, Netflix picked up two seasons right off the bat. No premiere date has been announced for Season 3, but 2015 is a safe bet.
With the exception of Starz (which seems to love renewing it series extra early), renewing shows in advance is a rarity. But Netflix don't play by the rules, man! And it's probably a better idea for Netflix than it is for traditional networks to order additional seasons upfront, because Netflix is all about stomping its feet on the ground and making the statement that it's a major player in the TV business. What better way to declare they're here to stay than to extend the star-studded, award-winning program that put 'em on the map?
House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood, a Washington, D.C. politician with aspirations to make it to the top by any means necessary. Let's just say part of his campaign involves blood that isn't his. It's an adaptation of the British series of the same name, however, the British version ran for only four hour-long episodes. Do you think Netflix's House of Cards should be more of a closed-ended series, or are you happy to see it continue? Let's be democratic and put it to a vote:
AIRED ON 2/14/2014
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