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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In May 2015, the Kansas City Star reported that Missouri House Speaker John Diehl, a 49-year-old conservative Republican with a wife and three sons who ran on a platform of "family values," had been engaging in an exchange of sexually explicit text messages with a House intern who was a college freshman. Various sources also reported that the intern saved Diehl's number in her phone's contact list under the name "Frank Underwood." See more »


[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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1 February 2013 | by ryanbutler-262-213149See all my reviews

Just watched the first episode. It is outstanding in every sense of the word. Fist of all I'd like to say, Kevin Spacey is amazing. He's not the dull politician we're used to seeing, he's a deeply written character with nuances to his actions and speaking. You can definitely see Fincher's style in the first episode, at least. It contains some of the similar themes he has tackled before in his film and adds to those. He crafts the story very tightly woven and complex. Kate Mara is also great, she adds to the list of modern Fincher characters. I love the points of satire in Spacey's character and some of the symbolism used. The show is outstanding in every aspect, unlike a lot of other political dramas on TV, can't wait to watch the next episodes.

Definitely a must watch for any fan of TV or Fincher or anyone interested in this.

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1 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »


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$60,000,000 (estimated)
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