Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 by Angie Han
David Fincher doesn’t have any theatrical releases coming up in the near future, but fans looking their fix can turn to the small screen early next year. The filmmaker is making his first foray into television with Netflix’s House of Cards, a remake of the 1990 BBC political drama, directing two of the first season’s 13 episodes and serving as executive producer.
While we’ve known for sometime that it would hit sometime next year, Netflix has finally given it a firm release date — as well as a striking new poster to go with it. Read more and check out the image after the jump.
The New York Times reported today that House of Cards would hit the streaming service on February 1. As Netflix has been doing with all of its series, all 13 episodes will be made available at the same time. Fincher only helmed the first two episodes, which were written by Beau Willimon (The Ides of March). But he’s recruited some other notable names for the rest of the season, including Joel Schumacher, James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross), Carl Franklin (Devil in a Blue Dress), Alan Coulter (Boardwalk Empire), and Charles McDougall (The Office).
The series stars Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, the House of Representative’s majority whip. Sharp and charismatic but unapologetically ruthless, he and his equally ambitious wife Claire (Robin Wright) will stop at nothing to climb the ranks in Washington, D.C. Kate Mara, Michael Kelly, Kristen Connolly, Corey Stoll, and Sakina Jaffrey also star.
House of Cards is part of Netflix’s move toward more original programming, which started with this year’s Lilyhammer but is ramping up in a big way next year. Other original series expected to debut on the streaming service in 2013 include Season 4 of Arrested Development, Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove, Jenji Kohan’s Orange is the New Black, and Ricky Gervais’ Derek, but House of Cards is the first to set a date.
Check out the new poster below.