Fake President Frank Underwood, played by real-life Kevin Spacey, was photographed at Foggy Bottom-GWU station by also-real-life former chief White House photographer Pete Souza.
Metro took a few of their own shots, too.
It’s not the first time that “House of Cards” has used Metro interiors for promotional purposes. Last year, fake presidential campaign ads debuted on Metro platforms and inside of train cars, hyping the show with a tongue-in-cheek nod to a major character’s untimely end.
At the time, the Post’s Fredrick Kunkle wrote that some riders found the advertisements a bit creepy:
Frank Underwood’s a pushy guy. So pushy, in fact, that the power-mad politician at the center of the Netflix series “House of Cards” does what most politicians can only dream of doing: He kills a pesky journalist by shoving her into the path of a Metro train.So what better place to put an ad for a show about D.C.’s favorite blood sport than inside the subway of its top-ranked public transit system, right? On Metro platforms, right?Ha, ha!
Of course, true House of Cards stans will point out that if Kevin Spacey & Co. wanted to be truly faithful to the series, they would have gone to Baltimore for their promotional ploy.