LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The third season of award-winning political drama House of Cards is to debut on Feb 27, streaming video giant Netflix announced on Monday.
"A special message from the White House," said a short video posted on the show's Twitter and Facebook pages, giving the date.
The clip shows scheming politico Francis Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, boarding what looks like a presidential aircraft with his ever-loyal wife Claire (Robin Wright).
Earlier this year Netflix ordered a third season after House of Cards collected nine Emmy nominations, the first for an Internet-delivered series, and won Wright a best-actress Golden Globe.
Season 2 of the show found Underwood assuming the vice presidency, having ruthlessly undercut rivals and even murdered someone in a protracted act of revenge after earlier being denied the promised post of secretary of state.
The US show is based on a British mini-series of the same name set in post-Margaret Thatcher Westminster, the heart of political intrigue in London.