The early renewal for a third installment, confirmed by a Netflix spokesperson, comes ahead of the Valentine's Day rollout of its second season on the streaming service.
"House of Cards" was originally given a two-season commitment, so the news makes good on Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos' indication last fall that he wanted to extend the show's life past that.
This news also comes as a welcome relief for those who have become infatuated with scheming U.S. Congressman Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) in his quest for power.
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The third season of the show, which touts David Fincher as an executive producer, will consist of 13 episodes.