House of Cards
The second season of Netflix’s political thriller, “House of Cards,” will debut on Valentine’s Day next year.
“House of Cards” is one of many British imports that have inspired American television in recent years. And Spacey called its unique release – the entire series was posted on Netflix at once – and nine Emmy nominations a “landmark moment.” The British original aired over three seasons during the 1990s.
It’s Emmy time again, and among the nominees for the top awards are five first-time contenders, three of whom have been acting for decades on the big and/or small screen.
With 14 Emmy nominations, the once little mail order provider turned online streaming network, Netflix, has officially made it to the big leagues. Its original productions of “House of Cards” and “Arrested Development” are up against top cable shows including “Game of Thrones” and “The Newsroom” from HBO and “House of Lies” from Showtime.
Netflix’s “House of Cards” made Emmy history Thursday with a top drama series nomination, the first time that television’s leading awards have recognized a program delivered online as equal in quality to the best that TV has to offer.
Netflix is trying to buy Internet streaming rights to a 26-episode drama starring Kevin Spacy before the series is shown on a television network.