Netflix just took to social media to announce that Season 3 of its political drama House Of Cards will debut on February 27, 2015, when it will make all 13 episodes available. Here’s the Twitter unveiling that includes a motion poster:
The series, which has become an Emmy nom regular since its debut two seasons ago, was renewed for a third season in February and picks up after Kevin Spacey’s Vice President Francis Underwood becomes the Commander-In-Chief after the current POTUS resigns, the culmination of his behind-the-scenes political and murderous machinations to put himself in the Oval Office.
House Of Cards has become a signature series for Netflix the way Mad Men has been for AMC. It put the streaming service on the original programming map and opened the door to creators and producers. Netflix’s follow-up series, Hemlock Grove and Orange Is The New Black, both were renewed for a second season.
Netflix’s $100 million commitment to MRC-produced House Of Cards off of a pitch raised eyebrows at the time as one of the biggest gambles in recent TV history, with the streaming giant outbidding a bevvy of TV heavy hitters with a two-season, 26-episode commitment. It has since spawned 23 Emmy noms including Outstanding Drama Series twice and earned Robin Wright a Golden Globe Best Actress nod this year.