Netflix's 'House of Cards' Adds Three HBO Producers (Exclusive)

Netflix's first big original push, House of Cards, is filling out its executive ranks with producers who have cut their teeth at rival HBO.

The Media Rights Capital produced political thriller, which was acquired straight to series for a staggering 26 hour-long episodes, has added three more premium cable voices to its roster: John MelfiRick Cleveland and Sarah Treem.

They will join David Fincher, who will direct the pilot and serve as an executive producer, along with Eric Roth (Forest Gump), Josh Donen (Spartacus: Blood and Sand), star Kevin Spacey, his Trigger Street Productions partner Dana Brunetti and Andrew Davies and Michael Dobbs, who produced the original BBC series. Beau Willimon (The Ides of March) wrote the pilot and will act as a co-executive producer on Netflix's bid to compete with the programming players as well as distribute their fare. Read More...


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