House of Cards is an American political drama series developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of a previous BBC miniseries of the same name, which is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs. The entire first season, 13 episodes, premiered on February 1, 2013, on the streaming service Netflix. The entire second season of 13 episodes premiered on February 14, 2014 on Netflix. The entire third season of 13 episodes premiered on February 27, 2015 on Netflix. On April 2, 2015, Netflix announced a fourth season had been commissioned.
Set in present-day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and the House Majority Whip who, after getting passed over for appointment to Secretary of State, decides to exact his revenge on those who betrayed him. The series also stars Robin Wright, Kate Mara, and Corey Stoll in lead roles.
On July 18, 2013, Netflix earned the first Primetime Emmy Award nominations for original online only web television for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2013. House of Cards received nine of Netflix's fourteen total nominations. Among those nine nominations were Outstanding Drama Series for the first season of House of Cards, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Kevin Spacey, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Robin Wright, and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for David Fincher.
|Season 1||February 1, 2013|
|Betrayed by the White House, Congressman Francis Underwood embarks on a ruthless rise to power. Blackmail, seduction and ambition are his weapons.|
|Season 2||February 14, 2014|
|In their ruthless rise to power, Francis and Claire battle threats past and present, and form new alliances while old ones succumb to betrayal.|
|Season 3||February 27, 2015|
|The power Frank and Claire always craved is in their hands, but anything—allies, enemies, the past—can bring it all crashing down in a second.|
|Season 4||March 4, 2016|
|Season 5||May 30, 2017|