'House of Cards': Netflix wants season 3
Frank Underwood’s devious plan is going swimmingly.
Though the premiere of House of Cards‘ second season is still months away, Netflix is already thinking ahead to a possible season 3. “Our intent is that the show keep going for sure,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said during a keynote address at this weekend’s 2013 Film Independent Forum, adding, “It was not our intent that it just run for two seasons.” After his speech, Sarandos reiterated that his company wants to make more House of Cards, telling Deadline that “talks are in progress right now.”
As Sarandos said in his address, Netflix originally committed to making two 13-episode seasons of Beau Willimon’s Shakespearean political drama. Though Willimon has indicated that he’d be up for additional seasons of the series, co-executive producer Rick Cleveland said earlier this month that he believed the show would end after episode 26: “House of Cards is only going to go a second season and I think that’s it,” he told Gold Derby. Why? Because “Kevin Spacey likes to do movies, and Robin Wright likes to do movies.” (Spacey and Wright haven’t yet responded to EW’s requests for comment.)
Watch Sarandos’s full speech — in which he also declares that independent production’s future lies in TV rather than movies and hints about the “big movies” that Netflix plans to release itself — below.
House of Cards
Ballots, betrayal, and barbecue combine in Netflix’s original drama, which stars Kevin Spacey as cunning congressman Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his equally ruthless Lady Macbeth. Based on a 1990 BBC serial of the same name.