It’s won Primetime Emmys, a Golden Globe and been honoured by the Writers’ Guild of America – there can be no doubt that House of Cards has been one of the most celebrated and talked about shows of recent years.
But how did the brilliant political drama that stars Kevin Spacey as a ruthless politician make it onto our screens?
In this exclusive video, a number of the programme’s key creative personnel, including producer Eric Roth, author Michael Dobbs and writer and executive producer Beau Willimon, reveal how the show was adapted from the 4-part 1990 BBC original.
A story of power, manipulation and ruthless pragmatism, the Spacey House of Cards retains many of original themes and production techniques (including the “breaking of the fourth wall” speech to camera), but very quickly takes on a life of its own.
With two fascinating series already in the bag and a third run in production for 2015, there’s never been a better time to catch-up on this most spectacular of political thrillers…
The Complete Second Season is available on Blu-ray and DVD from 16th June 2014
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