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‘House of Cards Trilogy’ coming to NET Television PDF Print E-mail

The original BBC adaptation of Michael Dobbs’ “House of Cards Trilogy” is back on NET Television after 20-plus years. Considered the godfather of modern political thrillers, “House of Cards Trilogy” aired on public television as part of “Masterpiece Theatre” during the 1991 season, earning a Primetime Emmy for “Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special.” Dobbs’ novels and the BBC productions have resulted in the recent Netflix production of an Americanized version of the story.
The three-part original miniseries that started it all returns to NET Television airing Fridays at 9 p.m. CT, beginning April 11, repeating the following Sundays at noon CT on NET1.
“House of Cards Trilogy” is a delicious tale of political greed, corruption and burning ambition featuring a full deck of renowned British talent headlined by Ian Richardson, who turns in a “scarily perfect performance” as the Machiavellian statesman Francis Urquhart, who discovers that rising to power is just the beginning and staying there can be just as challenging.
In the first episode, “House Of Cards” (April 11 and 13), Urquhart pulls the strings behind his party’s parliamentary facade.     
And in “The Final Cut” (April 25 and 27), Urquhart is now Prime Minister and nearing the end of his term.
Though he plans to let international events help him to a luxurious retirement, he finds himself caught in someone else’s power play, and for the first time is unable to see a way out.