7:30am PT by Hilary Lewis
'House of Cards' Season 2 to Premiere on Valentine's Day
Netflix has a Valentine's Day gift for those who love to binge-watch its original series House of Cards: The second season is set to premiere on Feb. 14, 2014.
As with the first season, all 13 episodes will be available to stream at once.
In the second season, Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood and wife Claire (Robin Wright) will continue their rise to power as threats mount on multiple fronts. Meanwhile Kate Mara's ambitious reporter Zoe Barnes will continue to get closer to the truth about his crimes. And President Walker's (Michel Gill) billionaire confidant Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney) will demand that Underwood reciprocate political favors or face retribution.
Season two will feature episodes directed by Jodie Foster, James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross), Carl Franklin (Homeland) and John David Coles (Justified).
New castmembers include The Following's Jayne Atkinson and Treme's Derek Cecil.
The series also stars Michael Kelly, Sakina Jaffrey, Kristen Connolly and Sebastian Arcelus.
The critically acclaimed first season of House of Cards was nominated for nine Emmys, a first for a streaming series, including acting nods for Spacey and Wright. The show won three awards, for casting, directing and cinematography.
House of Cards is based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, and the second season is executive produced by David Fincher, Beau Willimon, Joshua Donen, Eric Roth, Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Andrew Davies, Michael Dobbs and David Manson.
The series is produced by Media Rights Capital for Netflix.