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Old 03-12-12, 03:23 PM
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House of Cards -- New Netflix Original Series News

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...capitol-297444


With filming beginning in April. It looks like this won't be posted online until Fall at the earliest. A little surprised that Fincher is threatening to quit the series over budget issues. $100M for 26 episodes (2 seasons) is alot of money. Probably more than most network series.




The series is scheduled to debut this year, but multiple sources say friction has developed between Oscar-nominated director David Fincher (The Social Network), who is executive producing the series, and independent studio Media Rights Capital over budget issues -- specifically, Fincher’s desire for more money. Fincher is set to direct the first two episodes, but sources say the prickly talent has even threatened to depart over his displeasure.

Netflix referred inquiries about the production to MRC, which denies a dispute, expressing support for Fincher and the project.

“Everything’s fine and moving ahead,” the rep says. The start of production in Baltimore, originally scheduled for March, has been pushed to April, though a source says that was to accommodate Spacey’s schedule. Fincher has a well-established reputation for aggressively pursuing his vision despite cost concerns.

“It’s like, Netflix — welcome to the content business,” says a producer who has worked with Fincher. “You buy retail, you’re going to pay retail.”

Actually, Netflix is only on the hook for a licensing fee, so budget overages are MRC’s problem. The 6-year-old company has met with mixed success in television, producing the HBO series The Life & Times of Tim and The Ricky Gervais Show, the latter an animated version of the comic’s podcasts, but losing millions in an effort to create a programming block for The CW. Those who have worked with MRC say the company, which has made The Adjustment Bureau and the upcoming Seth MacFarlane vehicle Ted, is not known for hands-on producing experience. An executive says the usual MRC pitch is, “ ‘We’re going to finance your movie; you’re completely in charge, we’re not going to mess with you.’ And then the director has creative protection from the studio.”

In that context, Fincher might have been a particularly challenging partner. “David is fantastic, but David isn’t easy,” says Bill Mechanic, who ran Fox when Fincher made Fight Club. “If you don’t know how to manage a budget, [using Fincher] probably isn’t the smartest thing to do.”
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Old 03-12-12, 03:26 PM
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Re: House of Cards -- New Netflix Original Series News

Just curious. How many here are actually interested in watching this series, especially with Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Fincher involved?

Would you subscribe to Netflix streaming $7.99 a month to watch this?
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Old 03-12-12, 04:17 PM
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I wouldn't sign up, but it's things like this that help keep me from quitting.
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Fincher is enough for me to give it a try. I'll watch anything he does. I like Spacey, but I don't feel any impulse to watch something just because he's in it.

I subscribe to Netflix anyway. If I didn't, I'm not sure if I'd sign-up just to watch this. I'd probably wait for the reviews. Then if it sounded good, I'd pay the $8 to check it out.

I wonder if Netflix is going to release each season's episodes all at once. Didn't they do that with Lilyhammer?
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Re: House of Cards -- New Netflix Original Series News

It was reported that Media Rights Capital (the production company) is producing 26 episodes. With production beginning next month, it's very unlikely they will have the entire order in the can by the Fall. I'm thinking that Netflix will air it as 2 seasons (13 this Fall or Winter and the rest sometime in 2013)
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Re: House of Cards -- New Netflix Original Series News

Just a reminder for the very few people who read this forum.

Season 1 will get posted on Netflix this Friday. All 13 episodes. I really doubt anyone is going to want to watch these right away, but they will be there.

If you don't have Netflix, there is no other way to see it.
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I really doubt anyone is going to want to watch these right away, but they will be there.
You might think that. I couldn't possible comment.

Are we still going with the original plan of doing one episode at a time in TV talk, posted once a week (if interest is there)?
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You might think that. I couldn't possible comment.

Are we still going with the original plan of doing one episode at a time in TV talk, posted once a week (if interest is there)?
That's what I plan to do. We'll see if it works.
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I may have to finally subscribe to Netflix. Curious to check this out.
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Old 01-28-13, 05:32 PM
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Review from THR: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rev...-review-415589

The Bottom Line
Kevin Spacey shines in this heavyweight new contender in the drama category that makes Netflix a major player as a content provider.

Netflix goes big with the series starring Kevin Spacey as a scheming congressional leader in a production as slick and stylish as anything on HBO or Showtime.
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Hm, actually sounds interesting. I was afraid it would be playing off that silly poker fad of the past few years.
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Really looking forward to this series, especially the first two episodes, which were directed by Fincher.

The trailer is just fantastic :
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I've been watching this show all weekend & it's REALLY great, Spacey KILLS IT!!!!
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It is what you'd expect from a Fincher production. It's almost Fight Club as a political drama. Love it so far
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Season 2 teaser coming Valentine's Day 2014




http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/hous...er-1200917864/
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