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Are You Part Of The 2% That Watched 'House Of Cards' Season 2 In One Weekend? Netflix Watches You Watch

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 21, 2014 9:39 AM
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House Of Cards, Season 2
The premiere of the second season of the Netflix series “House Of Cards” was kind of a big deal. How big, you ask? No less than President Obama tweeted a plea for no spoilers. And now there are newly some released details from the streaming giant on how the show did on its return.

Watch: 55-Minute Talk With Matthew Weiner, Aaron Sorkin & More Showrunners About Violence, Their Hit Shows & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 11, 2013 10:37 AM
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With the surplus of quality series currently on cable television, there are also the notable names and personalities behind them -- “Mad Men” and Matthew Weiner, D.B. Weiss and “Game of Thrones,” Aaron Sorkin and “The Newsroom.” All are articulate, enjoyable, and insightful, and thanks to the coming Emmy season, a roundtable with them and others has hit the web.

What Worked & What Didn't In Season One Of David Fincher & Kevin Spacey's 'House Of Cards'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 11, 2013 1:57 PM
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Ten days ago, Beau Willimon, David Fincher, Kevin Spacey and Netflix hoped to change the future of television with "House of Cards," the first high-profile series to be produced by, and air exclusively on, the streaming platform. A remake of the late 1980s BBC miniseries (itself based on the book by Michael Dobbs), the 13-part first season of "House Of Cards" was adapted by "The Ides Of March" co-writer Beau Willimon who developed the series for Netflix. Executive-produced by Fincher, who also directed the first two episodes, with Spacey leading a cast that also includes Robin Wright, Corey Stoll, Kate Mara nad many more.

Second Season Of David Fincher's 'House Of Cards' Will Begin Production In The Spring

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2013 10:20 AM
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Do you have plans next weekend? Well, you might want to cancel them. In case you forgot, on February 1st, Netflix is dropping the David Fincher-produced and directed (well, the first two episodes anyway) political drama series "House Of Cards" in its entirely. That's right, every episode will be available. If there's a better way to beat the winter cold than with a marathon of that show, we don't know what it is. But morever, it appears that Netflix is in for the long haul on this one.

Beau Willimon Talks Working With David Fincher On The "Dark And Nasty" Netflix Series 'House Of Cards'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2012 12:01 PM
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Screenwriter Beau Willimon couldn't have asked for better journey in seeing his first feature film made. As he explained to us last week, his play "Farragut North" was having a hard time making it to the stage, but a couple of years later his agent decided to give it another shot, and send it out again. And good thing he did. This time, not only did the play draw interest from theaters around the country, but Hollywood came calling with George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio wanting to get involved in producing it for a feature film. The resulting "Ides Of March" found Clooney co-writing (with Willimon and Grant Heslov), producing, starring and directing the film, a lean and mean political thriller that earned Willimon his first Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay his first time up to bat. Not too bad. Thanks to a boosted profile, it wasn't long before he was drafted for another promising project, the Netflix seriers "House Of Cards" produced by David Fincher and Kevin Spacey (who will also star). And when we talked to Willimon last week, he already had high praise for Fincher.

'Ides Of March' Screenwriter Beau Willimon Talks Political Vs. Oscar Campaigns & Why George Clooney Deserved More Oscar Nods

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2012 2:43 PM
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Well, we're just about a day away from the Oscars, and making his first appearance on the red carpet will be screenwriter Beau Willimon, nominated along with George Clooney and Grant Heslov for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Ides Of March." Based on his own play "Farragut North," Willimon drew on his own experiences working on political campaigns in his 20s to tell the the sharply observed tale of an idealistic organizer for a progressive candidate who is forced to navigate the shifting tides of his own morals and values as the race for power becomes dirty. Of course, Oscar campaigning is also a viciously fought affair, and when we chatted with Willimon at the end of week, we asked him what he saw as the parallels and differences between an awards and political race.

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