Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and the House Majority Whip, who, after getting passed over for promotion to Secretary of State, decides to exact his revenge on those who betrayed him.
Series Fun Facts
- Along with the fourth season of Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove, became the first original Netflix production to be nominated for an Emmy.
- Netflix won the beating war between the rest of the networks to produce the show because they committed to do two seasons directly.
- An adaptation of the original BBC drama series House of Cards (UK) , itself based on the novel by Michael Dobbs, a British politician and author.