House of Cards renewed for third season

The political drama, starring Kevin Spacey, will be back for another series on Netflix


Political drama House of Cards has been renewed for a third season by on demand streaming service Netflix.


The drama, which stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, and Corey Stoll, will return for another 13-episode run. 

House of Cards is a Netflix Original Series, based on a 1990s BBC mini series of the same name. The first series of the reboot premiered on 1 February last year, with the second series of the drama set to land on Netflix next week, on 14 February. 

The series follows US congressman Francis J “Frank” Underwood, played by Spacey. At the start of the first season, Underwood has helped ensure the election of new President Garrett Walker, with the agreement that he will be made Secretary of State in return for his help. But before Walker is sworn in Underwood is told the President will not honour their agreement, so he and his wife Claire decide to seek revenge.

House of Cards was the first non-network television programme to win major awards. The series has so far won an Emmy for best directing and a Golden Globe for best actress, for Robin Wright. 

Watch a trailer for the second series: