House of Cards, an original series from Netflix, has been met with many accolades, and season 3 of the DC politics drama is beginning on February 27th on Netflix to watch online. The House of Cards Preview commercial during the Oscars gave a sneak peak of what will happen on the show, and viewers got Live Stream surprise on February 11th.
Those that watched the Oscars got an interesting peek into Season 3 as Netflix aired a 30-second advertisement for the next season of the hit political drama. The Independent reports that the commercial is set to "Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of War Drums" by A Perfect Circle, and it has Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) complain that she is "starting to question all of it" and "what are we doing this for". The advertisement set the tone of season 3, which looks like it will focus on the schism between Frank and Claire Underwood.
The 30-second ad during the Oscars isn't the only preview that was granted to House of Cards fans. According to the Hollywood Reporter, a technical glitch on February 11th resulted in the third season of House of Cards being available for viewing. Visitors that were able to load the episodes could watch them in their entirety, even after Netflix pulled them.
Here are some other exploits that will occur in Season 3 of House of Cards. One question that is on everyone's mind is whether or not Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) is actually dead. The show has shown the character motionless with eyes wide open, which would clearly show that the character is not in the best health. As expected, the show is under a lot of secrecy, but Michael Kelly revealed in an interview with the Huffington Post that he hopes Doug is still alive.
The big surprise that is leaving everyone wondering is whether or not the show will follow the original plotline of its BBC inspiration. On that show, Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) was killed by his wife Elizabeth (Diane Fletcher) to protect his legacy. The Netflix equivalent of that plotline would be Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) being killed off.
The Netflix version of the show has already introduced a character named Meechum who seems very close resemblance to Commander Corder, the character who killed Urquhart in the BBC series. Also, Claire seems big on keeping her husband's legacy alive, and if killing him would be the only way to preserve it, then perhaps that is what needs to happen.
Of course, shows that are based on other source materials often follow their own direction, just like The Walking Dead AMC series does not precisely follow the The Walking Dead graphic novel series. The issue is whether or not the two series will end up in the same place.
In the case of the Netflix House of Cards series, some have speculated that Claire (Robin Wright) will die. Their open relationship has been the subject of much debate, as well as whether or not Frank truly loves his wife.
As for the political action, Season 3 is planned to have a lot of drama with Russia. In Season 2, there was a lot of suspense with the Chinese government, but it has already been revealed that the show has been trying to film on location in Russia. There are also rumors of a new Russian character being added to the cast, as well as many others. There are also rumors that ISIS could somehow be involved in Season 3, as well as a possible subplot involving patent reform.
The most hard to believe rumor is that President Obama could actually be a guest star. If so, this would certainly be like the president giving a stamp of approval to this show. Considering that the show depicts politics as a very dirty game, that might not necessarily be a good thing. Of course, shows like House of Cards might not be telling us that corruption in government is a good or bad thing, but it is saying that it is what it is.
You can decide what you think for yourself when House of Cards returns to Netflix for Season 3 on February 27.