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Check out the trailer for the Netflix political drama House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Kate Mara

Nov. 15, 2012by: Paul Shirey
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Haven't had enough of politics lately?  Well, get ready, because Netflix's new original series, House of Cards is getting prepped for its post-inaugural debut and today we have the first trailer.  Starring Kevin Spacey as a ruthless Congressman and Robin Wright as his equally conniving wife, the story centers on the dirty dealings, intrigue, and betrayal in the heart of U.S. politics.  The kicker?  The show comes from director David Fincher (FIGHT CLUB) and screenwriter Beau Willmon (THE IDES OF MARCH), with Fincher directing a number of episodes.

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I won't say that this trailer blew me away, but damned if I won't watch.  The ingredients of Kevin Spacey as a dirty politician, Kate Mara simply showing up, and David Fincher producing and directing is enough to get me onboard initially.  Whether or not the series will have legs is unknown, just like any new show.  House of Cards is the first show commissioned by Netflix, which outbid a host of cable networks for the property with a two-season, 26-episode order. 

Here's the official synopsis:

Based on the British miniseries, ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara ("American Horror Story") and Corey Stoll ("Midnight in Paris") costar in the first original series from David Fincher ("The Social Network") and Beau Willimon ("The Ides of March").

House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll, Michael Kelly, Sakina Jaffrey, Kristen Connolly, Constance Zimmer, will begin streaming the entire first season on February 1, 2013.

Always a pleasure to have Kate Mara onscreen...

Extra Tidbit: It's good to see Kevin Spacey back in a meaty, vicious role. I think he soars with that material. Fingers crossed for some Swimming with Sharks-like brutality.
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5:19AM on 11/16/2012
This didn't blow you away?

Don't know about anyone else but the cinematography, acting, dialogue and directing looked like sheer perfection to me.

Highy enthralling trailer.
This didn't blow you away?

Don't know about anyone else but the cinematography, acting, dialogue and directing looked like sheer perfection to me.

Highy enthralling trailer.
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11:47PM on 11/15/2012
A big fan of the Ian Richardson BBC series (in particular the first series). This is right up Kevin Spacey's alley, and with all the political bullshit, the time for an American reiteration is nigh.
A big fan of the Ian Richardson BBC series (in particular the first series). This is right up Kevin Spacey's alley, and with all the political bullshit, the time for an American reiteration is nigh.
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7:42PM on 11/15/2012

Looks good

You can see Fincher's fingerprints all over it which makes it a must see in my book. Also cool to see him and Spacey reunited, that dude needs some good directors and material in his cornor again.
You can see Fincher's fingerprints all over it which makes it a must see in my book. Also cool to see him and Spacey reunited, that dude needs some good directors and material in his cornor again.
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5:18PM on 11/15/2012
Been looking forward to this series ever since Fincher was attached.
Been looking forward to this series ever since Fincher was attached.
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1:29PM on 11/15/2012
This is typical Fincher. Love the color palets, character driven and betrayal infestered waters he puts his characters in. This will probably be a new favorite of mine. I knew I paid $8.00 a month for a reason!
This is typical Fincher. Love the color palets, character driven and betrayal infestered waters he puts his characters in. This will probably be a new favorite of mine. I knew I paid $8.00 a month for a reason!
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12:47PM on 11/15/2012
That trailer would have been 1000 times better and left a deep impression if it had cut to the title right after watching Kevin wave at the camera from the crowd, that was powerful and you get the point. Excited either way for this.
That trailer would have been 1000 times better and left a deep impression if it had cut to the title right after watching Kevin wave at the camera from the crowd, that was powerful and you get the point. Excited either way for this.
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