Netflix Expands Into Original Content with Political Drama “House of Cards”

House of Cards - A Netflix Original Series

Why wait for Hollywood to get its sh*t together when you have 20 million subscribers of your own?

I’m excited to tune into the new Netflix original series “House of Cards” starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright – not just because it looks super intense, but because it promises a look into Hollywood’s future.

Exploring original content is a brilliant (and somewhat obvious) move for Netflix as it evolves its brand beyond DVD rentals and video streaming. With a built-in audience of 20 million subscribers waiting for the next great show to become available, why not create your own?

For a behind the scenes look at what went into the deal, check out this article by Ben Parr on Mashable – “Is Netflix the next HBO?”