MURDER ON THE CARDS
NOW, where were we when
House of Cards left us?
Oh – Kevin Spacey’s ruthless congressman Francis “Frank” Underwood (right) had been nominated for vice-president – and showed he wasn’t averse to lying, blackmailing, manipulating and indulging in a spot of murder to get there.
Meanwhile, his cold-as-ice wife Claire ( Robin Wright) had proved a formidable partner, and an even more merciless opponent – just ask her husband. Wright herself has since picked up a Golden Globe for her role.
They’ve teased us with season two trailers in which Spacey’s Frank says with relish he is “one heartbeat away from the presidency and not a single vote cast in my name …. Democracy is so overrated,” and promises, chillingly “and the butchery begins”.
While it might have been lost in the all the fuss about brilliant new Australian drama coming to our screens, diehard fans of the Netflix hit series can see it in Australia this Saturday.
On Foxtel, it will be available for showcase subscribers to binge-watch all 13 episodes via On Demand, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Play from noon on Saturday until midnight on March 15.
Foxtel’s drama channel SoHo will also simulcast episode one on Saturday at 8.30pm.