One of my favorite shows is House of Cards. Led by showrunner Beau Willimon and produced by David Fincher and Dana Brunetti, the show consistently has you on the edge of your seat wondering what innovative twist is coming, and it’s loaded with fantastic performances by the entire cast (especially by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright). The incredible work from all departments helps explain why House of Cards was the first “web” television series to receive major Emmy nominations.
While Beau Willimon is hard at work on season three of the show, I was recently able to get on the phone with him for an exclusive interview. He talked about how the show came together, working with Fincher, Eric Roth and Josh Donen, how the storylines changed, working with Netflix, filming in D.C. and being able to shoot on location, the great set of directors they’ve had on the series, his plays, and more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.