By Jack Rico
Binge watchers, time to celebrate! I hate Netflix for making me wait so long, but I’m relieved that I can catch the continuation of one of my favorite shows. The second season of the Netflix original series “House of Cards,” will premiere Friday, February 14, 2014, Valentine’s Day, of course.
All 13-episodes of the season starring Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, who both received Emmy nominations for their performances in the first season, will be available for members to watch instantly in all territories where Netflix is available.
In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, “American Horror Story”), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michel Gill, “The Good Wife”) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney, “Southland”) 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 Underwood’s must overcome these dangers — past and present — to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.
Robin Wright will direct season-two episodes.
“House of Cards” is based on the BBC miniseries of the same name.