'House of Cards' Season 2 Release Date Announced Along With Synopsis

The popular Netflix original series "House of Cards" will return for a second season in the first quarter of next year. Netflix announced Wednesday that the political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright will return on Friday, Feb. 14.

Netflix will be releasing all 13 episodes of the season on Friday, Feb. 14, giving fans the option to binge watch the whole season in one night, or watch the episodes more slowly, at their leisure.

Netflix also released a preview and summary of the second season of "House of Cards."

"In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis's former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker's (Michel Gill) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney) 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," the second season summary said.

"House of Cards" was extremely popular in its first season. It won three Emmy Awards.

David Fincher won an Emmy for Best Directing. Casting directors Laray Mayfield and Julie Schubert won the Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series. And director of photography Eigil Bryld won an Emmy for his work on the "House of Cards" episode entitled "Chapter 1."