THE NEWS BUNDLE: David Fincher's Netflix Series 'House of Cards' with Kevin Spacey To Film Second Season This Spring

Come next weekend, Netflix users are ready to run marathons on the hit instant streaming service as the first of many planned original series to come in 2013 debuts in the form of House of Cards. A political thriller with an incredible cast led by Kevin Spacey, early reviews have critics raving while impressions stateside for the time being have yet to be unveiled. But poised to be a big hit for the subscription model, it seems we won't have too long for the next piece of the dramatic newcomer.

The Playlist reports that in a press release announcing his upcoming slate of projects, writer and co-creator Beau Willimon reveals that House of Cards' "second season is due to begin production in spring 2013." Of course this comes after Netflix announced an early pick-up for the series, but surprisingly enough this is incredibly quick following the series entire bow on the streaming service.

Exactly when we can expect to see the new episodes is currently up in the air. But, seeing how House of Cards began to film last January, it's unclear if this means we'll have to wait an entire year for the next installment to surface or whether we might be receiving an early Christmas present come this Fall.

Of course, if David Fincher will be back as well remains a large question. Though he is still on as a producer and directed the first two episodes of the series, the visionary most recently signed up to helm the adaptation Gone Girl, which is expected to be his next project. While he might be able to fit in a short time for the series, other first season directors including James Foley, Joel Schumacher and Carl Franklin could step up but also remain undetermined for the time being.

Adapted from the BBC series of the same name, House of Cards follows ruthless politician Francis Underwood (Spacey), the majority whip of the House of Representatives, and his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), as they pursue power and all the good things that come with it in Washington.

Co-starring Kate Mara, Kristen Connolly, Michael Kelly and Sakina Jaffrey, all thirteen episodes of House of Cards Season 1 will be available on Netflix this Friday February 1st.