'House of Cards' Fans Beg Netflix to Release Season 2 Early Because of East Coast Snowstorm
Eager viewers trapped indoors due to heavy snow are petitioning and tweeting to get access to new episodes the political drama set to start streaming Friday.
The second season of House of Cards begins streaming on Netflix at 3:01 a.m. ET on Friday, but that's not soon enough for anxious fans trapped indoors due to a snowstorm socking the East Coast with heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Several people have been tweeting that Netflix should release the political drama on Thursday due to the snow day many people have taken, including residents of Washington, D.C., which has already received 11 inches of snow.
There's even a Change.org petition to get Netflix to release House of Cards a day early, but it only has 52 signatures, despite multiple tweets linking to it.
A rep for Netflix confirmed that the show would still be released at its scheduled time on Friday morning.
Read some of the tweets in support of an early House of Cards release below.
— April Simpkins (@AprilSimpkins) February 13, 2014
— Phil Lasser (@plasser) February 13, 2014
— Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) February 13, 2014
.@netflix , the entire east coast has a snow day (including the heart of HOC fandom: DC). Release House of Cards now!
— Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) February 13, 2014
— Joe Scannell (@Joe_Scannell) February 13, 2014
The smart move would be for @netflix to release House of Cards a day early, since everybody in D.C.'s got a snow day anyways.
— Louis Nelson (@louisjnelson) February 13, 2014
— Cort Gatliff (@cortgatliff) February 13, 2014