Tense Trailer Arrives For 'House of Cards' Season 2

Netflix has released a tense trailer, accompanied by key art, for the second season of the political drama House of Cards, which will be available through the streaming service beginning Feb. 14.

In the new season, Francis and Claire Underwood (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright) continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts:

Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, "American Horror Story"), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis's former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker's (Michel Gill, "The Good Wife") billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney, "Southland") demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Francis's once private existence. The Underwood's must overcome these dangers -- past and present -- to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake.

House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly (The Adjustment Bureau), Mahershala Ali (Treme), Sebastian Arcelus (Person of Interest), Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods), Nathan Darrow (Rigged), Sakina Jaffrey (Definitely Maybe) and Molly Parker (Deadwood).

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