Fans of “House of Cards” were alarmed last week when Netflix accidentally put the show’s third season episodes up for streaming, ahead of its Feb. 27 announced release date. The glitch, however, was immediately corrected after 20 minutes, and the episodes were withdrawn from the line-up. But netizens have been making a big deal about what were supposedly revealed during the leak. Producers, however, deny that nothing significant was breached. Read on for more about this news story.
Apparently, 10 of the 13 episodes of the third season of “House of Cards” were prematurely streamed on Netflix last Feb. 12, 2015, at least two weeks ahead of its scheduled release. Those with access were immediately able to watch a full hour of episodes, even as the streaming site took it all down after twenty minute. Netflix acknowledged the mistake.
Following this, several websites started posting spoilers and speculations about the third season based on what was briefly leaked. Some even posted screen captures of the episode descriptions and scenes, analyzing and believing that they have the season figured out.
However, Beau Willimon, the showrunner for “House of Cards,” said the leak hardly has any effect for those who have not even so much as taken a peek.
“I was actually very amused by the whole thing and then delighted to see what a huge response we got from the fans. So many people are excited about what’s going to happen two weeks from now,” said Willimon in a statement published on The Hollywood Reporter (THR).
Willimon also said that despite attempts of breaking down the episodes from fans on the internet, there really is no harm done, and there’s no need for spoiler alerts. The showrunner promised that there would still be “plenty of surprises ahead” for the viewers.
“Not enough for people to have figured everything out,” he added in the THR report, confirming that a lot of the speculations are actually wrong.
For now, eager viewers will have to wait for these surprises when “House of Cards” season three debuts on the streaming site as intended — on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at 12:00 midnight.
Were you one of those who got the sneak peek to the show’s season three episodes? Did it leave you wanting more?
This is Washington. There's always a leak. All 13 episodes will launch February 27.
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 11, 2015
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