Netflix’s plan to truly push original series more or less worked this year with Lilyhammer, but it’s truly 2013 that every subscriber can’t wait for. Arrested Development will return with all-new episodes, Eli Roth’s new horror series will also be getting the bow, and more excitingly will be director David Fincher’s new series House of Cards. Already guaranteed to last longer than its fellow newcomers, the show has already been receiving a great amount of buzz. Now, the first photo of the series has debuted, giving us a look at Kevin Spacey’s lead.
Entertainment Weekly debuted the first photo (below) in this week’s issue, and features Spacey’s political player Rep. Frank Underwood alongside Robin Wright’s character of his wife. Some details are still sketchy, but it’s said to feature Spacey’s “wily, murderous politician worming his way to the White House.” Other cast members include Kate Mara, Constance Zimmer (Entourage), and more in this U.S. version of the British mini-series.
Co-created by Fincher and Spacey, with Fincher directed the pilot, and Beau Willimon writing, Netflix has already reached a deal to produce 26 episodes of the series which will be split into two seasons of 13. It’s unclear whether or not the production will film back to back, given both Spacey’s schedule and Fincher’s possible double Dragon Tattoo sequel shooting, but it’s likely that only the first season will currently be at hand right now.
House of Cards currently does not have a release date, but is expected to hit the streaming service in Early 2013.