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House Of Cards builds season two on power-hungry political pair

Published on Feb 13, 2014 7:14 AM
Actor Kevin Spacey, from the drama series House Of Cards arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California, on Jan 18, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Like the conniving congressman he plays in Netflix's series House Of Cards, Kevin Spacey is keeping his cards close to his chest when he comes to the second season of the Emmy Award-winning political drama that premieres on Friday.

There will be surprises, promises the double Oscar winner, and insight into the marriage between his ruthless South Carolina Representative Francis Underwood and Robin Wright's Claire, his cool, calculating wife in the online-only series from the subscription video streaming service.

All 13 episodes of the acclaimed show that chronicles the rise of the power-hungry couple whose ambition seems to know no limits and also peers into the murky world of Washington politics will be immediately available on Feb. 14.

"Some people think it is a marriage of convenience. Some people think it is true love," said Spacey, 54, who won a best actor Oscar for American Beauty in 2000 and picked up the supporting actor prize in 1996 for The Usual Suspects.

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