With the EW Reunions Issue hitting stands and mailboxes today, one of the prime gatherings within this year’s edition happens to be that of Arrested Development. Though we don’t know yet exactly when the comedy series will be returning next year, the returning hit is only just one part of Netflix’s overall plan to have 2013 be a large original programming year.
Though it started with Lilyhammer earlier this year, there’s been quite the intriguing premise as Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey leads a cast from director David Fincher with political drama House of Cards. Now, we know exactly when Netflix’s next round of content will kick off as the release date has been revealed for Fincher’s next project.
The New York Times reports that House of Cards will debut on February 1st. The entire first season will be available to stream that day, launching 13 episodes. Netflix has already picked up the series for a second season, which will premiere at a date that is still to be determined.
Adapted from the BBC series of the same name, House of Cards follows “ruthless politician Francis Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey), the majority whip of the House of Representatives, and his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), as they pursue power and all the good things that come with it in Washington”.
Co-starring Kate Mara, Kristen Connolly, Michael Kelly and Sakina Jaffrey, the series’ first two episodes were directed by Fincher while James Foley, Joel Schumacher, Carl Franklin and more all follow him in subsequent episodes. Each episode has been penned by Beau Willimon, and produced by Media Rights Capital.
Here’s a look at the first teaser poster (click to enlarge):