"House of Cards" is set to return for a second season on Fri., Feb. 14, 2014, according to an emailed press announcement from Netflix on Dec. 4, 2013. The drama, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, made history as the first internet streaming series to be nominated for major Primetime Emmy Awards for its first season.
This critically-acclaimed drama slithers beneath the curtain and through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C. - Netflix
According to Netflix, the second season will continue with the ruthless quest for power by Congressman Francis Underwood (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood while threats mount on all fronts. The glare of the spotlight invades their privacy as they fight to avoid losing everthing, in spite of any collateral damage.
Up-and-coming reporter Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) poses a threat at she learns the truth about the crimes her former lover has committed. President Walker’s (Michel Gill) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney) demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution.
All 13-episodes of the season star Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey (“Horrible Bosses,” “American Beauty,” “The Usual Suspects”) and Golden Globe nominee Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Forrest Gump”). The lead actors received leading actor and leading actress Emmy nominations respectively.
"House of Cards" was also nominated for best drama, putting the political potboiler in the company of heavy-hitters, including the winning show AMC's "Breaking Bad;" Showtime's 2012 winner "Homeland;" AMC's four-time winner “Mad Men; HBO's hit “Game of Thrones;” and ”PBS’s hit “Downton Abbey.”
Out of a total of nine Emmy nominations, "House of Cards" took home three Emmy wins for casting, directing and cinematography for its first season.
"House of Cards is from director David Fincher (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Social Network”), award-winning playwright and Academy Award® nominated screenwriter Beau Willimon (“Farragut North,” “The Ides of March”) and Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” “Munich,” “The Insider”),