Willimon Talks About Changes For Season 3. House of Cards executive producer, Beau Willimon spoke to Variety about the changing dynamics of the series as it heads into its third season. A big change in the show will revolve around what happens now that the calculating and manipulative Francis Underwood finally achieved the pinnacle of power. Willimon was quoted as saying,
It forces us to ask new questions. Once you have everything that you have achieved, what do you do? What do you do with that kind of power?
We have seen him for the first two seasons climb to the top, and there you are atop Mount Everest, now what? You either stay there, or you start heading down, probably not voluntarily.
Willimon on why he believes the audience is able to root for a character like Francis Underwood, someone who clearly displays characteristics more in line with an antagonist,
Audiences may root for Frank Underwood because they see he is not evil in his own mind. There is a certain vicarious pleasure in seeing someone who is actually able to achieve something in Washington as opposed to being mired in the gridlock many of us must live through day to day.
House of Cards Synopsis,
The entire first season of House of Cards was released as a Netflix exclusive on February 1st, 2013. The series is about U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood of South Carolina who starts out as a ruthless politician seeking revenge. Promised the post of Secretary of State in exchange for his support, his efforts help to ensure the election of Garrett Walker to the presidency. But Walker changes his mind before the inauguration, telling Underwood he’s too valuable in Congress. Outwardly, Underwood accepts his marching orders, but secretly he and his wife, an environmental activist, make a pact to destroy Walker and his allies. Based on the U.K. miniseries of the same name, the U.S. version offers a look behind the scenes at the greed and corruption in American politics. A number of real-life media figures make cameo appearances. The series stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll, Michael Kelly, Kristin Conolly, Sakina Jaffrey, Michael Gill, Constance Zimmer, Nathan Darrow and Sebastian Arcelus
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