A series that has helped make Netflix a player in original programming has been picked up by the online streaming service for a third season. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that the high-stakes political drama "House of Cards" was renewed for season three.
"The early renewal for a third installment, confirmed by a Netflix spokesperson, comes ahead of the Valentine’s Day rollout of its second season on the streaming service," the story reports. "’House of Cards’ was originally given a two-season commitment, so the news makes good on Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos’ indication last fall that he wanted to extend the show’s life past that."
The series, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, became the first digitally distributed production to earn major Emmy nominations last year, the report notes. The show was adapted from an original BBC production of the same name by Beau Willimon.
Season three has David Fincher on board as an executive producer and will have 13 episodes, the report notes.