Netflix has announced that all 13 episodes of House of Cards Season 2 will bow on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
The rather spoiler-free logline for the acclaimed drama’s sophomore run:
Francis (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michel Gill) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney) 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 Underwoods must overcome these dangers — past and present — to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.
In addition to Spacey, Wright, Mara, Gill and McRaney, returning players include Mahershala Ali (playing Remy), Sebastian Arcelus (as Herald boss Lucas), Kristen Connolly (Christina), Nathan Darrow (Frank’s bodyguard Edward), Sakina Jaffrey (White House Chief of Staff Linda Vasquez), Michael Kelly (Frank’s own CoS, Doug Stamper), Constance Zimmer (Janine) and Rachel Brosnahan (ex-prostitute Rachel).
Among the new cast additions are Sam Page (Mad Men), Molly Parker (Deadwood) and Joanna Going (Close to Home).
Here is what can generously be described as a “teaser trailer,” and new key art. (But remember kids, don’t smoke!)