8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “House of Cards”

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in "House of Cards"

Netflix’s extremely popular political drama House of Cards is ending after its sixth season, which premiered this weekend. Here are some things you probably didn’t know about House Of Cards. After learning these lesser-known facts about this hit series, you may start observing it in a whole other way. So let’s dig in into it.

Get us a double

House of Cards was up for grabs in a bidding war between Netflix, HBO, Showtime and several other networks. Netflix ended up winning the bid and immediately ordered two seasons of the series.

Kevin Spacey takes the credit

Although Kevin Spacey is now under scrutiny for the controversy he caused, the fact is that he is the one to thank for this show. Series creator Beau Willimon admitted that Spacey was the only choice for the lead and if he had said no, there wouldn’t be House of Cards.

The A-List

According to executive producer David Fincher, each of the main cast members was their first pick for the role.

Seven months of hard work

Creator Beau Willimon said that writing the show is exceptionally complicated business and that it takes seven months to get one season done.

High costs

Filming one season of the show isn’t just hard because of the time it takes to do the writing, but also because all the finances needed. It is estimated that each season of House of Cards costs around $100 million to produce.

Not in Washington, D.C.

While the majority of the show is set in Washington, D.C., House of Cards isn’t filmed there. Instead, most of the shots are done in Baltimore.


The series is actually a remake of British series of the same name which aired on BBC in the ’90s.

Rachel Posner’s Five Lines

The character of Rachel Posner initially supposed to had five lines and disappear into oblivion. But the producers were so impressed with Rachel Brosnahan’s portrayal of the character, that they made it a big part of the show.