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Netflix is baring its original-content teeth with this new trailer for "House of Cards"; it's taut first trailer is also below. The series is directed (in part) and executive produced by David Fincher, and stars Kevin Spacey as a ruthless congressman out for blood in the Washington D.C. shark tank. Robin Wright, Kate Mara and Corey Stoll also star. Fincher directed the first two episodes of the 13-episode series, and it shows -- from the golden-grey color palette to the immaculate green screens to the choice of actors (Spacey and Wright have worked with Fincher before, on "Seven" and "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" respectively; Mara is connected via sister Rooney, a.k.a. Lisbeth Salander). The show is written by Beau Willimon ("The Ides of March,") and based on the hit BBC series of the same title. With Fincher on board, it's been a high-priced (and much bally-hooed) gamble from the get-go, »

- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna

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