General Information

Glossary: H
First Air Date: February 1st, 2013
Last Air Date: November 2nd, 2018
Created By: Beau Willimon
Star Casts: Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Constance Zimmer, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Cecil, Boris McGiver, Lars Mikkelsen, Cody Fern, Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear, Campbell Scott
Aired On: Netflix
Episode Runtime: minutes
Total Seasons: 6 Seasons
Total Episodes: 73 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: Netflix - House of Cards

Last Updated: Fri, 17 May 2024 10:31:19 +0000

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House of Cards (US)

Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (7 Episodes)

1: The Direct Address

Addressing the viewer directly is an important element in House of Cards. In this video, the protagonists tell more background information about the use of direct addressing in House of Cards.

2: Backstage Politics on the set of House of Cards

A look behind of House of Cards.

3: A Death In New Mexico

House of Cards was mainly filmed in the Baltimore's film studios. The location was only relocated to New Mexico once. This video shows which special challenges of the location had to be overcome.

4: Table Read of Episodes 12 & 13

This video shows how the producer, the director, the actors and other guys prepare for the shooting of episodes 12 & 13 of House of Cards in a joint lecture.

5: Two Houses

In this video, the makers of the US version of House of Cards tell how they followed the British model and where and why they deviated from the model.

6: Line of Succession

A glimpse into the creating process of each episode

7: Politics for the sake of politics

Politics is only the back drop, the themes are universal. What is the show about? It’s about relationships and power, not just politics.

Season 1 (13 Episodes)

1: Chapter 1 - Aired: 2013-02-01

When the newly elected President reneges on a promise, Francis and Claire decide to sever all allegiances and toss the rules out the window.

2: Chapter 2 - Aired: 2013-02-01

Francis and Doug plan to frame Secretary of State nominee, Michael Kern. Meanwhile, Zoe's popularity at the Washington Herald continues to grow.

3: Chapter 3 - Aired: 2013-02-01

Francis heads for his hometown to deal with a crisis. Zoe negotiates the politics of being a journalist on the rise. Claire finds herself a new business partner.

4: Chapter 4 - Aired: 2013-02-01

Francis shakes down the Congressional leadership. Zoe is offered the promotion of White House Correspondent and doesn't know if she should take it or not.

5: Chapter 5 - Aired: 2013-02-01

A feud starts between Francis and Marty Spinella. Russo goes into depression about the job losses at the shipyards.

6: Chapter 6 - Aired: 2013-02-01

The strike between Frank and Marty starts to get out of hand. Russo has decided to run for Governor of Pennsylvania.

7: Chapter 7 - Aired: 2013-02-01

Frank helps Peter get ready for his governor race, but Peter is starting to have second thoughts. Doug tries to help a young hooker in trouble.

8: Chapter 8 - Aired: 2013-02-01

Frank has a library named after him at his old military school. Peter tries to win back the support of his hometown.

9: Chapter 9 - Aired: 2013-02-01

Frank tries to do whatever it takes to get the new bill passed in Congress. Russo goes on a bus campaign with the Vice President, but the VP is not making it an easy trip for him. Zoe's relationship with Frank gets a little bumpy.

10: Chapter 10 - Aired: 2013-02-01

Claire fuels an old flame. Peter wrestles with his demons. Francis crosses the point of no return.

11: Chapter 11 - Aired: 2013-02-01

Zoe extends her time away from The Hill while Francis tracks down Russo and engages in damage control.

12: Chapter 12 - Aired: 2013-02-01

The President sends Frank to St. Louis to persuade Raymond Tusk into becoming the new Vice President. Zoe and Janine investigate Peter Russo's death.

13: Chapter 13 - Aired: 2013-02-01

Frank scrambles to keep his plan on track. Gillian is planning to sue Claire. Zoe, Janine, and Lucas investigate Rachel Posner and her relationship with Peter Russo.

Season 2 (13 Episodes)

1: Chapter 14 - Aired: 2014-02-14

The Underwoods tackle two threats that could bring their plans to ruin. Francis grooms his replacement as Whip. Claire goes on the offensive.

2: Chapter 15 - Aired: 2014-02-14

Amid turmoil in the home, Frank takes office. Foreign relations become entangled as Durant's team bungles a meeting. As foes negotiate to thwart her, Jackie maneuvers to strengthen her position. Lucas acquires new skills in order to pursue his secret investigation.

3: Chapter 16 - Aired: 2014-02-14

Tension rises between Francis and Raymond Tusk as the situation with China deteriorates. A battle in the Senate pits Francis against the Republicans.

4: Chapter 17 - Aired: 2014-02-14

A terror scare at the Capitol traps Francis with a resentful Donald Blythe. Claire gives a live interview that rocks the media.

5: Chapter 18 - Aired: 2014-02-14

Francis back-channels with a Chinese billionaire. Lucas uses extreme measures to expose the Vice President. A shadowy figure joins Team Underwood.

6: Chapter 19 - Aired: 2014-02-14

Amidst an energy crisis, Francis and Tusk end their shaky alliance. Lucas must make a difficult choice. Stamper grows closer to Rachel.

7: Chapter 20 - Aired: 2014-02-14

Despite some friction, the Walkers deepen their friendship with the Underwoods. But it's all-out war between Francis and Tusk.

8: Chapter 21 - Aired: 2014-02-14

The war with Tusk intensifies. Claire influences Tricia Walker politically and domestically. Francis has a show-down with Linda Vasquez.

9: Chapter 22 - Aired: 2014-02-14

Things get personal when Tusk blindsides the Underwoods with a scandal. Freddy and his BBQ joint get caught up in the mix.

10: Chapter 23 - Aired: 2014-02-14

With a military stand-off overseas and potential violence at home, Francis wants to finish off Tusk for good. Claire and Jackie Sharp collide.

11: Chapter 24 - Aired: 2014-02-14

A Special Prosecutor interrogates Francis. Remy Danton tries to keep his options open. Stamper wrestles with his demons.

12: Chapter 25 - Aired: 2014-02-14

Francis finds himself shut out and Claire makes a difficult sacrifice. Stamper tries to regain control.

13: Chapter 26 - Aired: 2014-02-14

Francis faces annihilation while the nation is in an uproar. Stamper must tie up loose ends. Claire feels the cost of ruthlessness.

Season 3 (13 Episodes)

1: Chapter 27 - Aired: 2015-02-27

A rocky start for the Underwood Presidency. Frank wants to introduce an ambitious jobs program, while Claire sets her sights on the United Nations.

2: Chapter 28 - Aired: 2015-02-27

Claire's U.N. bid runs into trouble. Frank fights off mutiny with a bold address to the country.

3: Chapter 29 - Aired: 2015-02-27

The Russian president's state visit becomes a cold war of wills, and some punks heat things up.

4: Chapter 30 - Aired: 2015-02-27

Claire bypasses Russia at the U.N. Frank tries to outmaneuver a potential challenger and ends up face to face with a higher power.

5: Chapter 31 - Aired: 2015-02-27

Frank declares war on Congress to jump-start his jobs program. Claire spars with the Russian Ambassador.

6: Chapter 32 - Aired: 2015-02-27

Frank and Claire travel to Moscow to negotiate the return of an imprisoned U.S. citizen. Claire takes a stand that jeopardizes their plans.

7: Chapter 33 - Aired: 2015-02-27

The damage is done and the Underwoods must repair it. But deep wounds don't heal fast, and sometimes not at all.

8: Chapter 34 - Aired: 2015-02-27

A hurricane endangers more than just the entire East Coast and Frank must make a difficult choice.

9: Chapter 35 - Aired: 2015-02-27

The Jordan Valley erupts in chaos as Frank's campaign is picking up steam. Claire gets distrubing intel and counsels him.

10: Chapter 36 - Aired: 2015-02-27

Frank needs to deal with Petrov one on one while Claire tries to preserve the peace-keeping mission. Sacrifices must be made.

11: Chapter 37 - Aired: 2015-02-27

Things turn ugly when Frank, Jackie, and Heather square off during their first debate. Tom joins Claire on the campaign trail.

12: Chapter 38 - Aired: 2015-02-27

Heather Dunbar goes for the jugular, forcing Claire to confront her worst fears. The rift between Frank and Claire widens.

13: Chapter 39 - Aired: 2015-02-27

In the midst of the Iowa caucuses, Frank and Claire must confront hard truths about each other.

Season 4 (13 Episodes)

1: Chapter 40 - Aired: 2016-03-04

Claire's absence causes problems for Frank on the campaign trail amid rumors of a marital rift. Claire tries to strike out on her own.

2: Chapter 41 - Aired: 2016-03-04

As Claire begins exploring a campaign of her own, she and Frank engage in backdoor political maneuvering. But this time they're not on the same side.

3: Chapter 42 - Aired: 2016-03-04

Claire joins Frank as he stumps in South Carolina, but he doesn't trust her. A disastrous scandal blindsides Frank's campaign on primary day.

4: Chapter 43 - Aired: 2016-03-04

Claire threatens Frank. Frank makes a politically bold move that may provoke Russia. An event at a campaign stop changes everything.

5: Chapter 44 - Aired: 2016-03-04

Claire advises Donald Blythe on dealing with Petrov. Further investigations of Lucas Goodwin dredges up his accusations against Frank.

6: Chapter 45 - Aired: 2016-03-04

Claire clashes with the Secretary of State over her involvement in negotiations with Russia. Dunbar must choose between her campaign and her ethics.

7: Chapter 46 - Aired: 2016-03-04

Frank and Claire adjust to their new reality. The search for Frank's running mate begins. Frank starts a campaign to weaken Conway's strong support.

8: Chapter 47 - Aired: 2016-03-04

Formidable as ever, both Underwoods have their eyes on the big picture as they manipulate a potential running mate and push the gun bill.

9: Chapter 48 - Aired: 2016-03-04

At the convention, Frank and his team publicly push for Catherine Durant to be chosen as his running mate, but privately pursue a different agenda.

10: Chapter 49 - Aired: 2016-03-04

As Frank deals with a new threat to his candidacy, Claire has doubts about their plan. Claire faces a difficult decision concerning her mother.

11: Chapter 50 - Aired: 2016-03-04

Frank ups the ante on the war on terror to counter Conway's public show of strength. Tom joins Claire on the campaign trail.

12: Chapter 51 - Aired: 2016-03-04

Frank asks Will to help deal with extremists threatening to murder hostages. Hammerschmidt digs deeper into the allegations against Frank.

13: Chapter 52 - Aired: 2016-03-04

As the hostage situation continues, Claire secretly negotiates with Yusuf al Ahmadi. Frank confronts Hammerschmidt.

Season 5 (13 Episodes)

1: Chapter 53 - Aired: 2017-05-30

As Congress debates investigating Frank, he and Claire attempt to stoke fear of terrorism. Tom Yates continues his stay in the White House.

2: Chapter 54 - Aired: 2017-05-30

Frank and his team work to leverage support in key states by any means necessary. Claire learns some upsetting news about one of Frank's friends.

3: Chapter 55 - Aired: 2017-05-30

The day before the election, Conway holds a 24-hour Skype session with voters, while Frank and Claire stump in key states and try to discredit him.

4: Chapter 56 - Aired: 2017-05-30

With a tight race and low voter turnout on Election Day, things look grim for Frank. But he's still got one more trick up his sleeve.

5: Chapter 57 - Aired: 2017-05-30

Nine weeks after Election Day, the Underwoods work to consolidate their power. Leann tries to track down a missing Aidan Macallan.

6: Chapter 58 - Aired: 2017-05-30

In the midst of uncertainty, suspected Russian forces take over an American station in Antarctica. Meanwhile, a damaging news leak could hurt Frank.

7: Chapter 59 - Aired: 2017-05-30

When a crisis forces White House personnel to take shelter in a bunker, Commerce Department official Jane Davis negotiates through back channels.

8: Chapter 60 - Aired: 2017-05-30

While Frank attends an elite men's weekend gathering to firm up support, Claire deals with a stranded Russian ship and threats from Petrov.

9: Chapter 61 - Aired: 2017-05-30

Petrov tries to influence affairs in the U.S. Jane discusses her agenda with Claire. With her job at stake, Leann reaches out to a reporter for help.

10: Chapter 62 - Aired: 2017-05-30

The Underwoods and their team angle to undermine the revived committee investigating Frank. Hammerschmidt's investigation heats up.

11: Chapter 63 - Aired: 2017-05-30

As the team tries to control fallout from damaging testimony and leaks, everyone is under suspicion and tensions flare between Frank and Claire.

12: Chapter 64 - Aired: 2017-05-30

Frank attempts to stop Cathy from testifying. With Hammerschmidt sniffing out the truth, the Underwoods throw someone close to them under the bus.

13: Chapter 65 - Aired: 2017-05-30

In the wake of a surprising announcement, everything at the White House is shaken up. A decision must be made about whether to go to war.

Season 6 (8 Episodes)

1: Chapter 66 - Aired: 2018-11-02

As the first woman president, Claire faces increased scrutiny and threats. Sibling power couple Annette and Bill Shepherd attempt to influence policy.

2: Chapter 67 - Aired: 2018-11-02

Claire clashes with the Shepherds and Mark Usher, who pressure her to sign the Future Act. Doug makes an unexpected move.

3: Chapter 68 - Aired: 2018-11-02

The Shepherds push Claire on a Supreme Court nomination. Doug works to find a new path for himself. Claire consults with Jane on Syria.

4: Chapter 69 - Aired: 2018-11-02

As a crisis mounts in Syria, Russian President Viktor Petrov wants to make a deal with Claire. Questions arise about Tom Yates's whereabouts.

5: Chapter 70 - Aired: 2018-11-02

Claire allows her enemies to think she's incapacitated as they plot to remove her from office. Doug's investigation leads him to uncover a secret.

6: Chapter 71 - Aired: 2018-11-02

Claire makes staff changes. The Shepherds try to recruit Doug to their side. With Mark facing intense scrutiny, Jane offers advice.

7: Chapter 72 - Aired: 2018-11-02

While the Shepherd family attempts to diminish Claire's power, Doug goes off the grid but continues angling to advance his agenda.

8: Chapter 73 - Aired: 2018-11-02

Claire tries to tarnish Frank's legacy. Doug provokes Claire by releasing excerpts from Frank's diary. A rift develops between the Shepherds.