‘House of Cards’ Season 3 Elects for Its Longest, Weirdest Trailer Yet
We’re just under a week away from the official House of Cards Season 3 premiere (barring any further Netflix leaks), but the latest trailer for Frank Underwood’s third term in office is so spoiler-tight, we cant even see the dastardly duo’s faces.
Our longest, most bizarre look at House of Cards Season 3 runs a full two and a half minutes, well over the length of its actual trailer, yet curiously never once shows Kevin Spacey or Robin Wright from the neck up. Instead, we’re treated to the pair making calls and milling about the White House, while the camera lingers on objects like Frank’s cigarette or Claire’s high heels, and the support staff prepares for the day’s business.
Might there be something sinister to read into, whether the digital clock promoting Zulu time, Claire’s “starving” appetite, or portraits of JFK? Here’s how Netflix previews the third term of its Emmy and Golden Globe-attracting drama:
Created by Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated showrunner Beau Willimon, the critically acclaimed drama starring Golden Globe® winners Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, returns to Washington with the stakes now higher than ever. President Underwood fights to secure his legacy. Claire wants more than being First Lady. The biggest threat they face is contending with each other.
Streaming in 4K, House of Cards’ third term in office will see Sons of Anarchy star Kim Dickens appearing among the cast in an unspecified role, along with Law & Order: SVU player Jenna Sterns as a United Nations ambassador, Sherlock baddie Lars Mikkelsen as Russian President Petrov and Dexter star Christian Camargo in a mysterious role. Russian band Pussy Riot has been said to make an appearance in the new season, while Tony Gilroy has joined on the creative side, and actress Elizabeth Norment (Frank’s secretary Nancy) tragically succumbed to cancer during production.
President and First Lady Underwood will make their formal debut on February 27, while the latest House of Cards season 3 trailers have been laid out below. What should we make of the latest bizarre teaser, with only a week to go?