By Sahil Patel
“House of Cards,” the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, will get a third season on Netflix.
Netflix has ordered a third season of the show, 10 days before the second season debuts on the streaming service. It’s likely that the third season, as with the other full seasons of “House of Cards” and other Netflix originals, will also consist of 13 hour-long episodes. The news was first announced by actress Robin Wright, who stars opposite Spacey as a Washington, DC power couple, at a press event for the show. She told TheWrap, “We start shooting season three soon” — a statement that was later confirmed by a Netflix rep.
The show is financed, produced, and packaged by Media Rights Capital, and is produced by Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions.
This marks the first renewal for “House of Cards,” which was originally picked up by Netflix for two seasons and 26 episodes. It also continues Netflix’s streak of renewing every original series it has ordered to date (outside of “Arrested Development,” which it is also interested in bringing back).
“House of Cards,” based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, is created by Beau Willimon and executive produced by Willimon, David Fincher, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Joshua Donen, Andrew Davies, Michael Dobbs, and David Manson.