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Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Netflix unveils trailer for adaptation of political thriller ‘House of Cards’

Netflix has unveiled the trailer for its adaptation of the 90’s Brit political thriller, “House of Cards.”

The entire first season of the series will debut Feb 1;. Kevin Spacey has taken the role made famous by Ian Richardson in the British version, which was based on a book written by a former staffer in the Conservative Party. The original drew heavily from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” with some “Richard III” thrown in for good measure.

While the original was set after the end of Margaret Thatcher’s stint as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the U.S. version, which was shot in the Baltimore area, is set in contemporary times shortly after an election — hence the debut date.

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