Production was based in a 300,000+ sq. ft. warehouse in the fashion industrial district in Joppa, MD. The set is actually part of an older Macy's distribution center, and all the driving scenes were performed in a green screen room, which served as a refrigerator for fur coats. Inside the building the following sets can be found: Oval Office, the Underwood home (upper lower and main levels), House of Congress, various state representative's offices, South Carolina governor's office, various plush hotel suites.
Production of this original Netflix series is virtually unique for the extraordinary creative freedom permitted filmmakers to write/direct/produce without undue supervision or second-guessing, major factor that drew Oscar nominees like David Fincher to the project.
Most of the characters incorrectly pronounce Xander Feng's family name as "Fang". Only Raymond Tusk pronounces it correctly as "Fung" which makes sense since he is the only western character who speaks Chinese. Xander, however, would not be his given Chinese name, but it is common for Chinese people to select western names.
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Kate Mara was told from the beginning that Zoe was going to die eventually, but to keep the secrecy before the second season premiere, Mara couldn't tell to anyone that she wasn't part of the show anymore, so she would lie when someone asked how was the shooting going.
The first Congressional Democratic WHIP (Frank's position) also had the surname Underwood. The first Senate Democratic WHIP had the surname of Kern, the same last name of the character selected for Secretary of State over Frank.