For a while on Wednesday, Netflix users were able to access some episodes of the upcoming third season of the service’s original drama "House Of Cards." “Due to a technical glitch some Frank Underwood fans got a sneak peak,” Netflix said in a statement to Deadline. “He’ll be back on Netflix onFeb 27.” #nospoilers
For about 20 minutes, the political thriller’s Netflix home page showed three seasons available for streaming instead of just two — Season 3 isn’t due until February 27 — but the apparent goof was remedied quickly. A pretty funny tweet from Netflix has explained the situation:
This is Washington. There's always a leak. All 13 episodes will launch February 27.
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 11, 2015
According to user accounts, 10 episodes from Season 3 briefly were made available. The number of episodes created confusion, prompting Netflix to tweet that the new season will consist of 13 episodes.