About House of Cards
House of Cards is an American political drama web television series created
by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the BBC's mini-series of the same
name and is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs. The thirteen-episode first
season premiered on February 1, 2013, on the streaming service Netflix.
Set in 2010s Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and House Majority Whip. After being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, he initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of greater power, aided by his wife, Claire Underwood. The series deals primarily with themes of ruthless pragmatism, manipulation, and power.