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Exclusive: Kevin Spacey & Robin Wright Directed Episodes Of 'House Of Cards' Season 2, But David Fincher Won't

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 29, 2013 at 5:06PM

Of the many excellent things about this year's "House Of Cards" — besides being produced by David Fincher and penned by "Ides Of March" writer Beau Willimon, not to mention the stellar cast — was the array of directorial talent behind the camera. After Fincher set the tone with the first two episodes, he passed the reins to some seasoned veterans including James Foley ("Glengarry Glen Ross," 3 episodes), Carl Franklin ("One False Move," Devil In A Blue Dress," 2 episodes) and even Joel Schumacher knocked out a couple solid entries too. But things are changing a bit for the second season.
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Of the many excellent things about this year's "House Of Cards" — besides being produced by David Fincher and penned by "Ides Of March" writer Beau Willimon, not to mention the stellar cast — was the array of directorial talent behind the camera. After Fincher set the tone with the first two episodes, he passed the reins to some seasoned veterans including James Foley ("Glengarry Glen Ross," 3 episodes), Carl Franklin ("One False Move," Devil In A Blue Dress," 2 episodes) and even Joel Schumacher knocked out a couple solid entries too. But things are changing a bit for the second season.

The Playlist has learned that while Fincher is still executive producing the show, he wasn't able to get behind the camera for the next round and direct any episode (you'll remember we heard this was likely going to be the case anyhow a few months ago). While that may be a bummer, two of the stars have. Both Kevin Spacey Robin Wright has helmed an episode of "House Of Cards." It will be Spacey's first venture calling the shots for the small screen, though he has two features under his belt: "Albino Alligator" and "Beyond The Sea." It's her first time ever directing, though she no doubt had a good supportive team around her.

Update: According to Netflix, Kevin Spacey has not directed an episode for the upcoming season.

No other details yet about the second season that we can reveal, except to say that it will definitely get you talking just as much as the first season did. Keep your eye on Netflix in 2014. Meanwhile, Fincher is preparing to shoot the thriller "Gone Girl" which goes in front of cameras this fall.

This article is related to: House Of Cards, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright Penn, Television, TV News


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