A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.


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Series cast summary:
Robin Wright ...  Claire Underwood 73 episodes, 2013-2018
Michael Kelly ...  Doug Stamper 72 episodes, 2013-2018
Kevin Spacey ...  Francis Underwood 65 episodes, 2013-2017
Justin Doescher ...  Frank Underwood Security / ... 1 episode, 2014-2018
Derek Cecil ...  Seth Grayson 49 episodes, 2014-2018
Jayne Atkinson ...  Catherine Durant 38 episodes, 2013-2018
Nathan Darrow ...  Edward Meechum 35 episodes, 2013-2016
Mahershala Ali ...  Remy Danton 33 episodes, 2013-2016
Boris McGiver ...  Tom Hammerschmidt 30 episodes, 2013-2018
Paul Sparks ...  Thomas Yates 27 episodes, 2015-2018
Molly Parker ...  Jackie Sharp 25 episodes, 2014-2016
Neve Campbell ...  Leann Harvey 25 episodes, 2016-2017
Jeremy Holm ...  Nathan Green 25 episodes, 2014-2018
Michel Gill ...  President Garrett Walker / ... 24 episodes, 2013-2017
Marla Aaron Wapner ...  WH Press Corp / ... 7 episodes, 2013-2017
Nini Le Huynh ...  Claire's Assistant / ... 21 episodes, 2015-2018
Gregory Divers ...  White House Press Corps / ... 10 episodes, 2013-2018
Elizabeth Marvel ...  Heather Dunbar 20 episodes, 2014-2016
Larry Pine ...  Bob Birch 21 episodes, 2013-2017
Campbell Scott ...  Mark Usher 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Sakina Jaffrey ...  Linda Vasquez 18 episodes, 2013-2018
Constance Zimmer ...  Janine Skorsky 19 episodes, 2013-2018
Rachel Brosnahan ...  Rachel Posner / ... 19 episodes, 2013-2015
Curtiss Cook ...  Terry Womack 18 episodes, 2013-2017


Majority House Whip Francis Underwood takes you on a long journey as he exacts his vengeance on those he feels wronged him - that is, his own cabinet members including the President of the United States himself. Dashing, cunning, methodical and vicious, Frank Underwood along with his equally manipulative yet ambiguous wife, Claire, take Washington by storm through climbing the hierarchical ladder to power in this Americanized recreation of the BBC series of the same name. Written by Jacob Oberfrank

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[first lines]
Francis Underwood: There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that's only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.
[strangles dog]
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Breathtakingly good show
2 February 2013 | by mflynn-4See all my reviews

From the start, Kevin Spacey captivates & impresses with his his portrayal as the Machiavellian chief whip. The dialogue is superb, the editing tight, & the plot moves at just the right pace.

I'm 7 episodes in at the moment & so far it hasn't missed a beat. I remember the original house of cards on the BBC in the early 90's, & at first hearing there would be a US remake, had some concerns, how would they ever match up to the quality & acting, would they still do the Jacobean theatre style breaking of the 4th wall speaking directly to the audience? I needn't have worried, Kevin Spacey handles the role with aplomb, although Ian Richardson originally had a hint of a twinkle in his eye when about to pull peoples strings, Kevin Spacey is far more emotionless, cold blooded & menacing. Both work equally for the part.

Launching on Netflix was a brave move & I really appreciate being able to binge on episode after episode, of this exciting intelligent new drama.

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Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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House of Cards See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »


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$60,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital



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