'House Of Cards' season 2 released on Valentine's Day: 3 spoilers
If you haven't even watched season 1 of the Netflix political drama "House of Cards," you might want to stop reading now and get started watching. Spoiler alert!
At the end of season 1, we ended up seeing Francis J. "Frank" Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th Congressional District, accept an offer from the President of the United States to become the new Vice President.
Meanwhile, Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), a reporter who teamed up with former rival reporter Janine Skorsky (Constance Zimmer), is close to discovering Frank's involvement in U.S. Representative Peter Russo's death, which had been assumed to be a suicide.
Those are just two brewing storylines on the thrilling show. All 13 episodes of the second season were released on Friday, Feb. 14, and OTRC.com had a chance to catch up with the cast at the Los Angeles premiere on Thursday.
Check out three spoilers we managed to get out of the tight-lipped cast about the new season below. Watch all the interviews we have with the cast here.
1. There's a lot more of Frank's wife, Claire (Robin Wright), this season.
"I think one of the things I'm most excited about and to see how people respond to is -- we have a lot more of Claire, of Claire Underwood, played by the amazing Robin Wright, is one of the reasons you liked season 1 of 'House Of Cards," series creator Beau Willimon said.
"You're gonna see a lot more of her and learn a lot more about her as well. When you get to write for an actor like Robin Wright, and you get to really dig deep into the complexities of that enigmatic character that she really created, there's really -- there's no better form of collaboration than that," he added. "She's constantly surprising us on set with her instincts, the chances she takes and how that character has evolved over time because of what she's brought to it."
Willimon also said the writers are "already five weeks in" writing season 3.
2. Viewers may see the return of Colorado Senator Michael Kern (Kevin Kilner).
Kern is the senator who beat Frank out as the nominee for the Secretary of State position, only to later lose out on the job due to a scandal orchestrated by Underwood.
"In the first season I was nominated for Secretary of State over him ... and he took offense and I'm not sure why and things began to happen from there," Kilner said (watch his interview here). "But in season 2, there's always a deal to be struck, right?"
3. The new characters will stir up a lot of drama.
There are a few new characters this season, including Molly Parker's character Jacqueline Sharp, a veteran and congresswoman.
Parker teased (watch her interview here), "I play a woman who's a congresswoman, she comes out of military intelligence, she's a war veteran -- the Iraq War -- and Frank Underwood is interested in her politically. He admires her ruthless pragmatism."
We also talked to Zimmer to see if Zoe and Janine get close to figuring out the Peter Russo mystery and she said, "I believe I can say yes. I believe I can yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. I'll just keep saying Yes. Yes. It's just safe to say 'Yes.' It's better to say yes than no, right?"
Reporting by Tony Cabrera, correspondent for the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings). The series is produced by KABC Television near Los Angeles.