House of Cards may have been a big gamble for Netflix but it paid off in spades. The series was the first digitally distributed series to be nominated in the major Emmy categories, one of which it won (David Fincher took home a directing trophy) and Robin Wright took home a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Claire Underwood, the iron wiled wife of series protagonist Frank Underwood.
The second season of the show is still 10 days away from being broadcast but today the LA Times is reporting that a third seasons has been confirmed.
The early renewal for a third installment, confirmed by a Netflix spokesperson, comes ahead of the Valentine’s Day rollout of its second season on the streaming service.
“House of Cards” was originally given a two-season commitment, so the news makes good on Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos’ indication last fall that he wanted to extend the show’s life past that.
This is welcome new as House of Cards is one of the best series running at the moment (in my not so humble opinion). The second season is likely based on the second mini series in the original British trilogy thereof, which means a third season could easily be based on the third in that series. All of which are good by the way, and also available on Netflix.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances I’ll be blogging the entire second season on the 14th, so keep an eye out for that.