“There is but one rule: hunt or be hunted,” Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) muses at the end of the new Season Two trailer for Netflix’s House of Cards. It’s a fitting sentiment, capturing the high-stakes political drama that the acclaimed series promises for its next installment (and why we’ve chosen it as one of the 61 things we can’t wait for in 2014). Besides Spacey’s distinctive knack for addressing the audience by talking into the camera, the trailer promises murder, cover-ups and more power struggles between Underwood and his wife Claire (Robin Wright). The trailer rounds out with the show’s familiar somber jazz soundtrack and dreary scenes. We can’t help but think that a whole heap of misery is about to be unloaded.
House of Cards premiered on Netflix in February 2013 to an onslaught of critical acclaim and binge-watching. The show has since earned the company three Emmy Awards and is nominated for four Golden Globes, including Best Drama Series. Season Two drops in its entirety on February 14th.