Netflix Releases ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Hemlock Grove’ Posters, Releasing Episodes All At Once?
While it’s easy to lavish attention on Netflix for its upcoming ‘Arrested Development‘ reunion season in the spring of 2013 (see? Look at us lavish!), the revitalized FOX series is far from Netflix’s only original content. Along with established entry ‘Lilyhammer,’ next year will also see the release of both David Fincher/Kevin Spacey political drama ‘House of Cards,’ as well as Eli Roth‘s nightmarish ‘Hemlock Grove.’ We’ve got the first-look posters, and info on when you can watch every episode at once!
While it might seem crazy to us weekly TV watchers, Netflix announced today that it will make all 13 episodes of its upcoming political thriller ‘House of Cards’ available for streeming on the same day, much like its upcoming plan for the 10 episodes of ‘Arrested Development.’ Staring Kevin Spacey, ‘House of Cards’ will officially hit Netflix in its entirety on February 1.
‘House of Cards,’ itself adapted from a British novel penned by former Conservative Party chief of Staff Michael Dobbs and previously adapted for a BBC miniseries, follows Spacey as a “wily, murderous politician worming his way to the White House.” Screenwriter Beau Wilmon updates the setting from Dobbs’ original novel, which followed an ambitious yet morally dubious British politician eying Margaret Thatcher’s position as Prime Minister in her final days.
Similarly, Eli Roth’s Netflix horror thriller ‘Hemlock Grove’ has issued its first poster, though it isn’t known precisely when the series will hit the site, or if it will follow the same “all at once” format. Starring Famke Janssen and based on the original novel by Brian McReedy, ‘Hemlock Grove’ follows the murder of a young Pennsylvania girl near the former Godfrey steel mill. Suspected is an escapee from the “White Tower,” a biotech facility owned by the former steel magnates, while others believe the killer to be Peter, the teenage Gypsy boy from the wrong side of the tracks.
Check out the posters for both ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Hemlock Grove’ below, and let us know what you think in the comments!