12 Things You Didn’t Know About House of Cards

  
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Netflix’s House of Cards aired its third season February 27, 2015.  Set in Washington, D.C., the series focuses on Democrat politician Frank Underwood’s struggles and challenges as he becomes President.  His wife Claire Underwood is equally ruthless in her quest for political power as she supports her husband’s presidency while furthering her own political agenda. It was announced before the release date of season three that the show has been renewed for a fourth season due its critical success and great reception from audiences. As House of Cards gains itself a dedicated and loyal fanbase, increase your fandom by finding out 12 Things You Didn’t Know About House of Cards.

12. Sound Familiar?

In the episode where Frank meets with Peter Russo (Corey Stoll), he asks Russo if he would like a drink.  When asked if Frank will have one as well, he remarks that it’s too early for drinking.  Kevin Spacey said the same thing to Jason Bateman in Horrible Bosses.

Source: New Line Cinema

Source: New Line Cinema

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11. When did you know you were going to die?

Kate Mara (Zoe Barnes) knew her character would be killed off of the show from the beginning.  During the filming of the second season, she had to lie to family and friends when they asked how the show was going.  Rachel Brosnahan (Rachel Posner) appeared regularly in the first two seasons of House of Cards, but in the third season, she was only featured in the last episode.  Two seconds before the reading for the season three finale, she was told her character would be killed off;  Brosnahan said “it’s devastating.”

Lewis Jacobs/©Netflix/courtesy Everett Collection

Lewis Jacobs/©Netflix/courtesy Everett Collection

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