House of Cards

TV-Series | USA 2013 | 60' | OV

Would you like a little more? In a deliberately provocative move, American video streaming and DVD rental service Netflix has claimed a place on par with Hollywood with the release of its first original series. A 100 million dollar production budget over two seasons, David Fincher (FIGHT CLUB) directing the first two episodes and producing the series, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright starring in it – the bar could not be raised any further. Spacey plays a Congressman from South Carolina shortchanged out of a Cabinet post he believed to have all but secured – he then musters all his ruthlessness and all the Washington secrets known to him to take revenge. Based on the now legendary British original that was screened in 1991 at the first Cologne Conference, this US version is intelligently adapted to fit with present-day times of Facebook and blogs. What remains, though, is an equally fascinating and unsparing look at the nether regions of the political business. The most elegant and most intelligent series of the year.

In cooperation with Sky Deutschland AG

Producer
Karyn McCarthy
Executive Producers
David Fincher, Eric Roth, Beau Willimon, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Andrew Davies, John P. Melfi, Kevin Spacey
Directors
David Fincher, James Foley, Allen Coulter, Carl Franklin, Charles McDougall, Joel Schumacher
Script
Kate Barnow, Andrew Davies, Michael Dobbs, Sam Forman, Beau Willimon, Rick Cleveland, Keith Huff, Sarah Treem
Photography
Eigil Bryld, Tim Ives
Editors
Sidney Wolinsky, Michelle Tesoro, Kirk Baxter
Sound
Ren Klyce
Music
Jeff Beal
Production Design
Steve Arnold
Casting
Laray Mayfield, Julie Schubert
Principal Cast
Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll, Sakina Jaffrey, Michel Gill
Production Companies
Media Rights Capital/Panic Pictures/Trigger Street Productions

International Sales

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Selected filmography Andrew Davies

HOUSE OF CARDS (1990), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1995), THE FINAL CUT (1995), BLEAK HOUSE (2005), SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (2008), MR. SELFRIDGE (2013)