‘House of Cards’ season three trailer released by Netflix – watch

Kevin Spacey collected a Golden Globe last night (January 11) for his performance as Frank Underwood

Netflix has released a trailer for season three of House of Cards following Kevin Spacey’s Golden Globes victory.

Spacey took home the Best Actor in a TV Drama prize for his performance as ruthless political operator Frank Underwood last night (January 11). His co-star Robin Wright was nominated in the Best Actress in a TV Drama category, but lost out to The Affair‘s Ruth Wilson.

Season three of House of Cards is set to launch on Netflix on February 27. It will begin with Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood newly sworn-in as President and Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood taking centre-stage alongside him as First Lady.

Itt has been rumoured that Pussy Riot will make an appearance during season three after Nadezhda and Maria from the Russian activist band were apparently spotted on the show’s set in Baltimore over the summer.

Season one of House of Cards, which is based on the 1990 BBC mini-series of the same name, launched on Netflix in February 2013 and soon became the streaming service’s most-watched show. It was also a hit with critics, becoming the first ever online-only TV series to be considered for major Emmy awards when it racked up nine nominations that year. Season two followed in 2014 and went on to earn even more Emmy nominations, a total of 13, although it only won one.