THR is reporting that Robin Wright is in early negotiations to play opposite Kevin Spacey on Netflix’s first original series, House of Cards. House of Cards is a an hour-long political thriller based on the novel and British mini-series from 1990 of the same time.
To us, as great as the concept and the cast sounds, more importantly is the fact that Netlfix is taking the networks head-on and further redefining contemporary television by continuing the trend that we predicted was occurring with the Kiefer Sutherland Hulu-exclusive web series, The Confession.
If you question how big this is or if it will be successful or if this trend of alternative source television is just a fad, keep in mind that Netflix with their 20 million-plus subscribers outbid both AMC and HBO for this series. That along with the two main leads tells us, as usual, that Netflix is at the forefront of trends and is sitting the standard for home entertainment for the future.
A note to the Networks: Netflix has effectively destroyed Blockbuster and forced every other video rental company out of business (with the exclusion of Red Box). They’re gunning for you next and don’t think that they can’t win.