Netflix preps second season of the House of Cards

Michelle Clancy | 07-12-2013

The second season of the Netflix original series House of Cards will premiere 14 February 2014.

As with the first season, all 13-episodes of the season starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright will be available for members to watch instantly in all territories where Netflix is available.

From director David Fincher and screenwriter Beau Willimon, the drama slithers beneath the curtain and through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C.

In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes, an up-and-coming reporter and Francis's former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker's billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk 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 Underwoods must overcome these dangers -- past and present -- to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.

The show took home three Emmy wins for casting, directing and cinematography for its first season.