Watch the Trailer for David Fincher’s Netflix Series ‘House of Cards’


From Veep to Scandal to Political Animals, Washington insider politics are all over primetime TV in 2012. On February 1st, David Fincher is bringing this world and its intrigue to an even smaller screen: your computer. Exclusive to Netflix and developed in collaboration with playwright Beau Willimon and the show’s lead, Kevin Spacey, House of Cards is described as the story of “a ruthless Congressman, Francis Underwood, and his ambitious wife Claire, [who] will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama slithers through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern D.C.”

Netflix has debuted the first two-minute trailer for the show, which also stars Robin Wright, Kate Mara, and Corey Stoll — and it’s just as dark, tense, and sordid as we’d hoped. The production values are out of control. The only thing we’re not entirely sold on is Spacey’s accent, but we imagine that if the series is as absorbing as the trailer promises, we’ll get used to it by the end of the first episode. If you’ve got a Netflix account, you can watch the trailer here. [via Indiewire]