On screen, Frank Underwood's ambitions can't be stopped. But he's just a character in the
According to Foreign Policy magazine, producers of the series approached the 15 diplomats to film scenes for the show's third season in the chamber when the council was not in session. U.N. Secretary-General
French ambassador Gerard Araud told the Associated Press, "It's disappointing for you, I guess, because you wanted to see the actors.... It's reassuring because I think the actors would have seemed so much more elegant than we are, you know."
But just because the show can't film in the Security Council chamber doesn't mean they can't film other places around the building. Back in 2004, the
In the series, adapted from the
"House of Cards" was a breakthrough series for Netflix, becoming the first online-only program to ever earn Emmy nominations. It earned 14 in 2013, including one for outstanding drama series.
Filming for the show's third season has been plagued with uncertainty, as the show's Maryland filming status was up in the air earlier this year when the state's Legislature failed to approve the tax incentives the show's production company, Media Rights Captial, required. After threatening to abandon Maryland, the Legislature came up with a compromise with the production company and filming will continue this summer with the series expected to debut its third season on Netflix in early 2015.