Okay, which one of you House of Cards fanatics prayed extra hard for the early release of Season 3? Because whatever entity you asked for help is very real.
Netflix scrambled on Wednesday after accidentally posting 10 episodes of the political drama's third season - two weeks ahead of its scheduled release date of Friday, Feb. 27. News of the leak slammed social media like one of Frank Underwood's thick monologues, transforming what should have been a minor clerical or technical error into a chance for fans to see Underwood [spoiler redacted] on his [spoiler redacted] long before they were supposed to.
Mere minutes after the leak was reported - but not before I was able to load the first episode and eventually watch it in its entirety - Netflix solved the problem, and viewers who attempted to get a jump on binge-watching Season 3 were met with a screen that read, "Watch Season 3 on February 27." The official House of Cards Twitter maintained a sense of humor about the incident, posting the following message:
This is Washington. There's always a leak. All 13 episodes will launch February 27.
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 11, 2015
In a more formal statement, Netflix said: "Due to a technical glitch some Frank Underwood fans got a sneak peek. He'll be back on Netflix on Feb. 27."
This was either a clever marketing stunt to build buzz in anticipation of House of Cards' Season 3 premiere, or some intern just lost his/her job. Whatever happened, I can't believe that Frank [spoiler redacted] that [spoiler redacted] and [spoiler redacted]'s [spoiler redacted]!!!
Did you act fast enough to get in on Netflix's accidental sneak preview of House of Cards Season 3?
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