Netflix's House of Cards Season 3 will finally be featuring a motorcade scene at the National Mall in the heart of the Washington, D.C. The scene was filmed on Saturday, Aug. 9, according to the DC Office of Motion Picture and Television Development website.
From noon thru 10 pm, various locations including Pennsylvania Avenue was blocked for filming. Seeking to avoid an earlier debacle, the production team used faux-police vehicles for this year's motorcade shoot.
Last year, Netflix had planned to film a similar motorcade scene at the National Mall using actual DC Police officers and vehicles. The shoot was canceled when the DC Police abruptly backed out of the agreement. Netflix returned to Maryland to film the scene with Baltimore Police vehicles instead.
At this time, the majority of the House of Cards third season is being filmed in Baltimore, MD. Decisions to film there were mainly due to Maryland's generous tax incentives.
Will Netflix Delay the 'House of Cards' Season 3 Premiere?
Elsewhere in the news, House of Cards will compete in the upcoming 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards after being nominated back in July.
On Wednesday, Aug. 6, Bustle proposed an interesting theory that House of Cards will not win any awards due to stiff competition from AMC's Breaking Bad and HBO's True Detective. It is likely that Netflix's other original Orange is the New Black will sweep up trophies but in the less prestigious category of comedy. The media site also hypothesized that Netflix may delay the Season 3 debut to May in order to keep House of Cards "fresh" in the minds of audiences ahead of next year's Emmy. Naturally, this is just speculation.
So far, Netflix has yet to announce the release date for House of Cards Season 3. Still, a number of observers believe that the show may return in February, the same month that House of Cards Season 1 and 2 premiered.