Barack Obama offered cameo on 'House Of Cards'

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings eyes impressive guest appearance from US President

Barack Obama offered cameo on 'House Of Cards'

Barack Obama has been offered a cameo on the hit political show House Of Cards.

As Deadline reports, a Netflix CEO Reed Hastings made a cheeky attempt to persuade Obama to star in the series after he was invited to discuss the government's policies on healthcare and surveillance with the US President.

After Obama made a quip to Hastings asking whether he had brought an advanced copy of the second season of the show on DVD with him, the CEO fired back: "Are you willing to do a little cameo?" Obama responded by joking: "I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient" and expressing his admiration for Kevin Spacey's US congressman character Frank Underworld.

House Of Cards has been a huge success for Netflix and in February of this year, they revealed that it was their most-watched show. They paid $100million for two seasons of the "home-grown" series, which stars Spacey's Underworld character, a house whip who exacts revenge on those who betray him after he's passed over in a promotion.

David Fincher, who directed The Social Network, is an executive producer and director on the series, which has been adapted from a previous BBC mini-series of the same name, based on a novel by Lord Dobbs.

A second season of House Of Cards is currently in development. The first 13-episode series is currently available via Netflix.


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