‘House of Cards’ Season 2 Trailer: “The Road to Power is Paved with Hypocrisy”

“And the butchery begins.”

House of Cards is returning for a second season of political backstabbing and deadly social climbing among Washington D.C.’s elite. The first trailer is dense and full of nods to the corruption running through the veins of Frank (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright). The duo continue to wreak havoc, and Frank continues to speechify, offering up useful platitudes like: “for those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy.”

Frank’s reign of terror won’t go unopposed though. Zoe (Kate Mara) will continue to search for a way to bring Frank down. Check out the trailer in full below. Does it look worth skipping Valentine’s Day for?

House of Cards season two will be available in its entirety exclusively on Netflix beginning Friday, February 14th.