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‘House of Cards’ Season 2 Trailer: Let the Butchery Begin!

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Netflix’s original ‘House of Cards‘ has already blessed lovers everywhere with the announcement that season 2 would premiere in its entirety on Valentine’s Day, February 14 2014, but there’s nothing wrong with a bit of early release! The first full trailer for the Kevin Spacey political thriller’s second run has arrived, and it’s just the tip of the (melting) iceberg.

It’s hard to grasp the context of everything we see in the new trailer, which opens on a recap of events from the first season, though it’s safe to say that ‘House of Cards’ season 2 might prove far darker than its predecessor. So far, we’ve got Civil War reenactments! Drink throwing! ‘Always Sunny’ star Jimmi Simpson barking at someone! Girls kissing! Birthday candles! Chris Matthews! Anthrax! And for those of us climbing to the top, there can be no mercy!

We’ll let the ‘House of Cards’ season 2 logline speak for itself:

In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, “American Horror Story”), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michel Gill, “The Good Wife”) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney, “Southland”) demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Francis’s once private existence. The Underwood’s must overcome these dangers — past and present — to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.

‘House of Cards’ season 2 will see new parts for Molly Parker (‘Dexter‘), Sam Page (‘Mad Men‘) and Jimmi Simpson (‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘), a series regular promotion for Michael Gill (President Garrett Walker), and the loss of director David Fincher. In Fincher’s absence, Emmy nominee Robin Wright will step behind the camera to helm episodes of the political series, as will ‘Orange Is the New Blackguest director Jodie Foster, Carl Franklin (‘Homeland‘), James Foley (‘Glengarry Glen Ross’) and John David Coles (‘Justified‘).

We’re still waiting for news of a potential third season, but take a look at the ‘House of Cards’ season 2 trailer above, and prepare for a white-hot Valentine’s Day release! Wait … eww.

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