Obama tweet backs House of Cards

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Kevin Spacey arrives at a special screening for season two of House of Cards in Los Angeles (AP) Kevin Spacey arrives at a special screening for season two of House of Cards in Los Angeles (AP)

The political thriller House of Cards has launched its second season in the US with support from fans in real-life Washington power circles.

The online series about a scheming, sometimes murderous couple, played by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, premiered in its entirety on Netflix.

President Barack Obama's official Twitter account notes the occasion along with the request: "No spoilers, please." The tweet was not signed to indicate it came directly from the president, however, and the account is run by his group Organising For Action.

Robin won a Golden Globe Awards for her portrayal of Claire Underwood, wife of Kevin's vice president-to-be Frank Underwood. She says Obama "knows good stuff."

And Kate Mara, who plays reporter Zoe Barnes, double-checked the authenticity of the tweet before celebrating. She calls the Obama message "one of the coolest things that's happened to me."

Kate says the 13-episode season is "just as dark as the first".

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