Netflix now has its own original series (with Kevin Spacey and David Fincher)

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

In quite possibly the biggest television coup since, well ever, Netflix has acquired it's first original series, "House of Cards," outbidding both AMC and HBO. "House of Cards" is a political thriller (based off a book and British miniseries of the same name) starring Kevin Spacey with "Social Network" director David Fincher acting as executive producer. What's also surprising is that Netflix has guaranteed two thirteen-episode seasons. Television shows are rarely ordered in more than one season, unless you're FX President John Landgraf who must have really loved "Damages."

Fincher will direct the pilot and rumor has it that Netflix will produce each episode for between $3-4 million dollars. The talent involved and the money invested mean this could be an excellent series. Or, a massive flop and Netflix's first major mistake.