Kevin Spacy to star in new TV show...that won't be seen on any channel.

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  1. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Heard this on the local news.

    Netflix has announced they'll be the sole source people can go to for the new series.

    Figured it'd happen one of these days. An ongoing "show" that wouldn't "air" in the traditional sense.

    We've seen it to a limited extent on syfy.com, but this seems a bit different.

    Oh...

    Spacy's show will be called "House of Cards".
     
  2. ewolfr

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    Originally the show was offered to HBO. But they passed because they asked for a pilot episode and were apparently told "No." Also Spacey and his producer were looking for a commitment of at least two seasons for the show. When HBO (and anyone else) turned it down Netflix moved in. Which is funny because just a couple months ago the CEO said they had no intention of moving into the production business.
     
  3. appleye1

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    Hmm...I don't blame HBO. I think it's stupid for Netflix to buy two seasons of a show sight unseen. Spacey isn't that great I don't think.

    On the other hand I think it's great that Netflix is taking some of their cash and doing some new development. I'll probably watch. It just seems to me they should be more prudent.
     
  4. aforkosh

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    My understanding is that it is a remake or re-envisioning of the great BBC-PBS trilogy of mini-series "House of Cards" about the rise of Francis Urquhart (FU to his friends) to the pinnacle of power in Britain. The Spacey version will move it to America.

    As FU would say,
    "You might well think that. I couldn't possibly comment. "
     
  5. fmowry

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    I thought I read a couple days ago that Netflix might still buy Starz and offer it there?
     
  6. Bob Coxner

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    Fond memories of that fantastic series. The Urquhart character is one of the greatest villains of all time. It's available on Netflix (although not for streaming) so I'll have to watch it again.

    I thought the quote was "You may well say that..." Maybe he said it both ways.
     
  7. DVDivo Tim

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    Kevin Spacey might not be that great, but David Fincher is. He's running the show.
     
  8. Einselen

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    Is it streaming, DVD or both?
     
  9. sieglinde

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    I know it is streaming. It would be nice to have it come out on DVD.
     
  10. DVDivo Tim

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    Pretty sure I read Netflix streams it first, then after a year or so it makes its way to other outlets (DVD, syndication, etc.).
     

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