NEW YORK (AP) - Netflix's highly anticipated original series "House of Cards" will premiere Feb. 1.
The subscription video company announced the debut date Thursday. The series is the most ambitious effort yet by Netflix to supply its 27 million streaming users with original programming.
The remake of the classic British miniseries stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. It's produced by David Fincher, who directed the first two episodes. Spacey plays a ruthless, strategizing House majority whip.
All 13 episodes will be immediately available to Netflix members in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latin America and Scandinavia.
The show's second season will begin production next year.
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