'House of Cards' Season 2: Jodie Foster to Direct Upcoming Episode

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'Elysium' may not have proven the strongest showcase for cinema icon Jodie Foster, while one her better-received works of the year may have gone entirely unnoticed. Following a low-key revelation that Foster directed the 'Orange is the New Black' episode "Lesbian Request Denied," we've learned that the 'Silence of the Lambs' star will soon return behind Netflix cameras to helm an episode of the eagerly-anticipated 'House of Cards' season 2!

Vulture uncovered the news that Foster has already arrived on the 'House of Cards' Baltimore set to begin her directorial duties, though Netflix reportedly declined to comment on the story. In addition to Foster's 'Orange is the New Black' work, the actress previously directed Mel Gibson in 'The Beaver,' among a scant few credits dating back to a 1988 HBO episode of 'Tales from the Darkside.'

Elsewhere, we know relatively little of the Emmy-nominated 'House of Cards'' second season, beyond a series regular promotion for Michael Gill (President Garrett Walker), and the loss of director David Fincher. In Fincher's absence, both Emmy noms Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright will step behind the camera to helm episodes of the political series.

‘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 Congressman (now Vice President!) Frank Underwood, a “wily, murderous politician worming his way to the White House.” Screenwriter Beau Wilmon updated 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. Netflix's long-ordered second season of the drama will unfold over another 13 episodes in 2014.

We're anxious for a look at 'House of Cards' season 2 (curse you, all-at-once model!), but what say you? Will season 2 turn out even more buzzworthy than the first, now that Foster is on board? Might there be any chance of an on-screen role? Get the theme song stuck in your head all over again, and give us your thoughts in the comments!

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