Netflix Signs for a Third Season of ‘House of Cards’ Published: February 4, 2014

Even before the second season becomes available to viewers, producers of the web-streaming series “House of Cards” have completed a deal with Netflix for a third season of 13 episodes, according to The New York Times.

The drama, which put Netflix on the map as a distributor of original programming with its critical praise and multiple award nominations, has never depended on accumulating audiences — mainly because Netflix has never offered information about how many people actually watch its shows.

The series stars Kevin Spacey as a corrupt congressman trying to scheme his way into the White House. Talks with Media Rights Capital, the independent studio that owns the show, had been going on for the last few months, The Times reports.

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