etflix has ordered a third season of House of Cards, the digital service confirmed Tuesday. No details have been provided. The renewal comes 10 days prior to the Feb. 14 release of the series’ 13-episode second season.
Following its first season, House of Cards became the first original drama on a digital platform to land Emmy and Golden Globe nominations alongside network and cable shows, and earned a Globe best dramatic actress win for co-star Robin Wright.
Netflix, which does not release viewership numbers for its original series, had initially committed to two seasons of the show. House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon recently told B&C that he and his fellow producers had shopped the show to other networks, but were swayed by Netflix’s offer of a two-season commitment and creative control.
“We spoke to the usual suspects in the paid cable world that you might imagine,” Willimon said. “I don’t think any of us had really any sense of what Netflix was up to.”