House of Cards reveals Feb. 14 premiere date for season 2 in cryptic teaser

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Valentine's Day is usually a chocolate-binging event of epic proportions, but Feb. 14, 2014 has a different kind of binge in store: House of Cards drops its second season on Netflix.

But leave it to Netflix’s mysterious drama, House of Cards, to reveal its season two premiere date without saying anything at all.

The award-winning show released a teaser video on Wednesday to announce its return on Feb. 14, but in typical House of Cards fashion, the black-and-white trailer features a pensive Robin Wright slowly exhaling cigarette smoke. That’s it. No context, no scenes from upcoming episodes. Just Wright, who plays the Lady Macbeth to Kevin Spacey’s diabolical Sen. Francis Underwood, gazing off into the distance. It’s enough to drive a fan crazy—or leave them wanting more. Well played, Netflix.

Aside from not giving away any plot points, the trailer also neglects to say how the show will be released—in its full glory so users can binge-watch every episode in one weekend, or the more staggered approach Netflix is using with its new animated series, Turbo F.A.S.T.

House of Cards is arguably the most successful original show Netflix has produced to date. The streaming media company doesn’t break out viewer numbers for individual shows, but the drama picked up three Emmy awards and was widely considered a favorite for outstanding drama series (the award went to Breaking Bad, which ended this fall).

Other companies are edging into Netflix’s territory with their own original shows, but few have garnered the raves that House of Cards has.

Can the political thriller’s second season top its addictive first? Tune in to find out

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