'House Of Cards' Season 2 News: Jodie Foster To Direct Episode
Jodie Foster will return to the director’s chair for Netflix original series House of Cards’ sophomore season.
Foster, who made her directorial debut in 1998 with an episode of HBO’s Tales From the Darkside, will helm an episode of the critically acclaimed political drama series, reported Vulture. This won’t be the Elysium actress’ first time working with Netflix, as she directed the third episode of the video streaming company’s hit prison dramedy Orange is the New Black.
House of Cards, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as a ruthless Washington power couple, received nine Emmy nominations for its scintillating freshman season. Its success paved the way for Netflix to continue with their new business model, which includes the production of original series to attract TV fans to their service. In addtion to Orange is the New Black, they also produced the fourth season of Arrested Development and horror series Hemlock Grove.
In House of Cards, Spacey plays Congressional Whip Francis Underwood, a South Carolina native with ambitions of higher office, while Claire Underwood (Wright) runs her own environmental organization. The first season had a major focus on the professional/sexual relationship between Francis and reporter Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), as he used her to publish information to orchestrate one foiled master plan after another. The driving narrative of the second season has yet to be revealed.
Joining the cast for the second season will be Facebook co-founder and Napster mastermind Sean Parker, who will play a venture capitalist in a three-episode arc. It's uncertain if Foster will be at the helm for one of those episodes.
The second season of House of Cards will appear on Netflix in 2014.
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