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Netflix Orders ‘House of Cards’ Third Season

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in 'House of Cards'

Things are going well for Netflix's production team. Even before airing the political drama's second season, the entertainment rental company has greenlit its third season - despite originally planning it for only two!

House of Cards - which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright - will now run lon ger than producers planned, with both Netflix and the showrunners in agreement over the extended adjustment. The series was the first of Netflix's original content - subsequently followed by Orange Is the New Black and the return of Arrested Development - and based off a British series of the same name.

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The extension perhaps doesn't come as too much of a surprise given the success of the show. Additionally, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos stated back in November that he envisioned a longer run for the D.C.-based series: "I think if you look at the original House of Cards, there was a natural third season, and we could go well beyond that."

House of Cards' second season debuts on Netflix February 14 (because political thriller marathons make for the best Valentine's Day treat).

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