Newsworthy Netflix: Red Carpet Premiere of “House of Cards”

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood lined the red carpet Tuesday night at the Newseum as Netflix celebrated the premiere of its first original series, “House of Cards.”

Directed by David Fincher and featuring Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Sakina Jaffrey, Kristen Connolly and Constance Zimmer, this high-profile political thriller goes behind closed doors and explores the complex world of greed, sex, love, and corruption of modern Washington.kevinspacey

Perhaps even more newsworthy… “House of Cards” marks a major move forward by a subscription based streaming service to produce original content.

Netflix reportedly paid around $100 million to land the project and its success could influence the television industry for years to come.

“It seems that this is an opportunity for the film and television industry to learn the lesson that the music industry didn’t learn,” explained Spacey. “Give the audience what they want, when they want it at a reasonable price, in the form they want it in, and they’ll buy it, they won’t steal it.”

The entire 13-episode first season of “House of Cards” is available on Netflix this Friday, February 1.

*Featured image provided courtesy of Media Rights Capital.

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