Netflix Makes First Episode Of House Of Cards Available To Non-Members For One Month Beginning February 1, 2013

Fri Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.

For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link

Highly-Anticipated and Critically-Acclaimed, Original Series Starring Kevin
Spacey, Robin Wright and Kate Mara Premieres In all Netflix Territories Today
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.,  Feb. 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix is making
available to everyone in all Netflix territories the first episode of the
highly-anticipated, critically-acclaimed drama series "House of Cards" to enjoy
for one month, beginning  February 1, at  


"The creative team in front of and behind the camera have delivered a riveting
13-chapter narrative that we're proud to present to Netflix members today," said
 Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix.  "By offering the first episode
for free, including to non-members, we are opening up this fascinating world for
everyone to see and are confident they'll want more."  

Current Netflix members are now able to watch the entire 13-episode first season
of the drama series, in territories where Netflix is available - U.S.,  Canada,
U.K.,  Ireland,  Latin America,  Brazil  and the Nordics.  

From director  David Fincher  ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Social
Network"), who directed the first two episodes; award-winning playwright and
Academy Award®  nominated screenwriter  Beau Willimon  ("Farragut North," "The 
Ides of March") and Academy Award®  winner  Eric Roth  ("Forrest Gump,"
"Munich"), "House of Cards" is based on the BBC miniseries of the same name.
This wicked political drama starring  Kevin Spacey,  Robin Wright  and  Kate
Mara  slithers beneath the curtain and through the back halls of greed, sex,
love and corruption in modern  Washington D.C.

An uncompromising exploration of power, ambition and the American way, the
series orbits  Francis Underwood  (Spacey), the House Majority Whip. Underwood
is the politician's politician - masterful, beguiling, charismatic and ruthless.
He and his equally ambitious wife  Claire (Wright)  stop at nothing to ensure
their ascendancy. In addition to Spacey, Wright and Mara, the series stars 
Corey Stoll  ("Midnight in  Paris"),  Kristen Connolly  ("The Cabin in the
Woods"),  Michael Kelly  ("The Adjustment Bureau") and  Sakina Jaffrey 
("Definitely Maybe").  

"House of Cards" is executive produced by Fincher, Willimon,  Joshua Donen, 
Eric Roth, Spacey,  Dana Brunetti,  Andrew Davies,  Michael Dobbs  and  John
Melfi. The one-hour drama is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street
Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix.  

About Netflix:  
Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with more than 30
million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows
and movies per month, including Netflix original series. For one low monthly
price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on
nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume
watching, all without commercials or commitments. Other upcoming Netflix
original series include  Eli Roth's murder mystery "Hemlock Grove;" the fourth
season of the critically acclaimed comedy "Arrested Development;" Jenji Kohan's
series "Orange is the New Black," which stars  Taylor Schilling,  Laura Prepon 
and  Jason Biggs; the  Ricky Gervais  comedy drama "Derek;" and the second
season of "Lilyhammer," which stars  Steven Van Zandt.  Learn more about how
Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is pioneering Internet television at  or
follow Netflix on  Facebook  and  Twitter.

SOURCE  Netflix, Inc.

Karen Barragan, +1-310-975-8664 office, +1-310-350-2969 mobile,; Lindsay Colker, +1-310-734-2914 office, +1-916-296-3099

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.