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'House of Cards' Renewed for Fourth Season

April 7th 2015

House of Cards

The popular Netflix original political drama, 'House of Cards', was renewed for a fourth season. Kevin Spacey won a Golden Globe and Screen Actor's Guild award for his portrayal of Francis Underwood, a ruthless politician who hungers for power.

In the first season as a member of Congress, Underwood strangles a suffering dog with his bare hands. In the second season, Underwood is elected as Vice President and by the third season he becomes the President. The series, filmed in Washington, DC and Maryland, is an adaptation of the BBC series with the same name. President Obama has said that he is a fan of the show.

Netflix has scored major nominations and awards since the show started in 2013 but has kept the statistics hidden. The internet-only video company gambled whether internet viewers would watch a scripted show that was available only online while viewers were abandoning cable in record numbers. Netflix posts the seasons in entirety, allowing consumers to binge-watch the shows.Despite winning prestigious awards in the third season, critics have accused the writers for losing focus of the story since the first season that was compared to Shakespeare's Macbeth and Richard III. The third season ended with Underwood in the middle of his re-election as President.

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