2014 has barely begun, and it’s already time to get vicious. In less than six weeks, House of Cards will make its return to Netflix, and new trailer provides a potent reminder that I probably have to re-watch season one (possibly with the new commentary tracks). I remember all of the major plot points, but this trailer shows the vast and intricate web that Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) spun in the first season. As for the tone, the show looks as delightfully nasty as ever. It’s important to remember that this new season will probably be the show’s last, so expect the backstabbing to be even more brutal.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer along with a new poster. All 13 new episode of House of Cards premiere on February 14th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Season 2 of House of Cards:
In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, “American Horror Story”), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michel Gill, “The Good Wife”) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney, “Southland”) demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Francis’s once private existence. The Underwood’s must overcome these dangers — past and present — to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.