When the first season of House of Cards debuted on Netflix, the game was changed forever. We didn’t know just how important the series would be but since it’s premiere, the online streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon and even Hulu have stepped up their game and are now directly competing with major cable networks.
So to say that the second season of House of Cards is being looked forward to is to dramatically undersell things. We saw the first trailer for the show released today and not only did we get our first look at what’s next in 2014, but we also got an official release date.
Here’s a synopsis of season 2 of House of Cards:
In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (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 (Michel 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’s 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.
Expect to see House of Cards return to Netflix for a second season on February 14, 2014.