Netflix Releases Trailer for Their David Fincher-Directed Original Series ‘House of Cards’

It’s a cold Inauguration Day afternoon in Washington, D.C. and Rep. Frank Underwood is witnessing history as President Garrett Walker takes the oath of office.

As the newly-minted president makes his inauguration speech, Underwood looks directly to the camera and tells the viewer what he wants out of the Walker administration: “Power is a lot like real estate. It’s all about location, location, location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.”

This is the backdrop to Netflix’s highly anticipated original series “House of Cards,” which released its trailer on YouTube today. All 26 episodes of the first season will be released Feb. 1.

The series, directed by David Fincher, follows Rep. Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife (Robin Wright) as they try to ascend to power after President Garrett Walker takes office. When Underwood is rebuffed as a nominee for Secretary of State, he tries to use his influence to get what he wants, by any means necessary.

This well-crafted preview of a series should translate into something good for Netflix, which is trying to branch into original programming. Besides “House of Cards,” Netflix will release the entire fourth season of “Arrested Development” next Spring.



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