'House of Cards' Season 3 Netflix Release Date Announced with Short Teaser Video Starring Kevin Spacey, Watch Here (VIDEO)

9:09 PM EST 12/1/2014 by Tam Woods, Celebeat Reporter

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"House of Cards" Season 3 has been filming for several months but fans have been kept in the dark on the official release date. This is until now, as Netflix released a short teaser video on the official "House of Cards" Facebook page. The teaser ends revealing the release date for Season 3 being February 27th. 

Two new cast members have been added to the show for Season 3, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. There has been rumors about a Russian conflict in the upcoming season and this could be why Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova from the band Pussy Riot were added as guest stars as they have had conflicts in Russia with their own band. Also, the show was unable to shoot in the official UN headquarters in New York because of a Russian diplomat not agreeing to it. So it looks like real life and fiction could be tightly intertwined in some of the drama of the new season. 

The series left off with Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) becoming the President of the United States and is now the most powerful man in the world. Using tools like lies, manipulation, and murder to get what he has always wanted, viewers are asking one question: will Season 3 finally show his downfall? 

Show creator Beau Willimon spoke with the New York Times' and hesitantly revealed some spoilers. He said their would be more philosophical turns the show might take in the next season, particularly dealing with Frank Underwood's (Kevin Spacey) jourey to the top. He hinted that Underwood might struggle to find purpose in his life as he reaches his goal of presidency. "What do you do when you're on top of it?" Willimon said. "Who are you? You can no longer say, 'I'm the guy trying to reach the summit. Now, it had to have meaning. It used to be that the meaning was getting there."

Frank's advisor Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) was brutally hit by a rock to the head in Season 2, so we've yet to see what's next for him. Kelly shared in an interview about his future: "I don't know -- they haven't officially said. And with television contracts, as an actor, when you sign those contracts you sign for a long time. So technically they still own me, but I don't know yet."

"House of Cards" is Netflix's first original series and received some nice validation with it's recent Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Drama Series". This was the first time a program from only a digital platform received a high-profile Emmy nomination.

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