When Netflix first picked up the series back in March 2011, they issued a 26-episode order, to be split into two 13-episode seasons.
Netflix hasn't announced when the new season will debut, but it may follow the same pattern as Season 1, which was released in its entirety on February 1. However, there is the possibility that the season could be ready for a late 2013 launch. There has been no word yet on whether or not Netflix will continue to debut all 13 episodes at once, or if they may shift to a weekly episode format.
Kevin Spacey stars as Congressman Francis Underwood, the House Majority Whip whose ambitions and aspirations know no bounds. Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Michael Kelly, Kristen Connolly, Corey Stoll, and Sakina Jaffrey also star.
The series was created by Beau Willimon (The Ides of March), based on the British mini-series of the same name. It isn't clear if they plan on bringing back David Fincher, who directed the first two episodes, for Season 2.