Robin Wright Joining Kevin Spacey in Netflix’s HOUSE OF CARDS

     June 10, 2011


Back in March we learned that the remake of the British miniseries House of Cards with a pilot directed by David Fincher would not end up at HBO or AMC, but rather the DVD mailing and streaming video service Netflix picked up the new seires. The growing company beat out the big cable networks for the promising series starring Kevin Spacey, and now another talent has just joined the mix. THR reports Robin Wright is in negotiations to take the lead female role in the new series which takes the British political drama and moves it to the United States. focused on a former Conservative Party chief of staff who follows a hungry politician who wants to be the new Prime Minister at the end of Margaret Thatcher’s term. It’s not clear what will be the focus of this new version in the US, but I’m guessing it will be something akin to The West Wing.

Anyway, the series is expected to begin production on the first 13 episodes of a 26-episode commitment in the spring of 2012, and Netflix will stream the series exclusively starting later that same year. It’ll be interesting to see how many of Netflix’s subscribers flock to the series, but with 20 million of them, I’m sure a decent number (myself among them) will be interested in a series with this kind of talent behind it.