First trailer for David Fincher’s ‘House of Cards’ hits the web

LOS ANGELES, Nov 17 — Headed for Netflix on February 1, House of Cards has unveiled its first trailer. The series, created by David Fincher, is set in Washington DC's political circles, with a healthy dose of corruption, cupidity and sex thrown in for good measure.

The political thriller by David Fincher (The Social Network) centers around politician Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey), the majority Whip at the House of Representatives. He is described as charismatic, seductive, authoritarian, shrewd and ruthless, using this array of character traits to work his way to the top of the power structure. Robin Wright is also part of the cast as Claire, his equally amitious wife.

David Fincher's first TV series is based on the British political drama broadcast on the BBC in 1990, which was inspired by a novel by Michael Dobbs, a former British politician turned writer. The story was adapted to a US audience under the pen of Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, Benjamin Button) and Beau Willimon (The Ides of March).

House of Cards is one of the first original content projects by Netflix, the VOD leader in the North American market. Others will follow, including a new season of Arrested Development and brand new series Orange Is The New Black, by the creator of Weeds.

Watch the trailer for House of Cards:

— AFP-Relaxnews