For those "House of Cards" fans who don't love Frank Underwood's habit of talking to the camera, sorry — it's going to continue in Season 2. But, oh, the things that come out of his mouth…
Like, in the new trailer for Season 2, when Frank (Kevin Spacey) is sworn in as the vice president of the United States and immediately breaks the fourth wall to tell viewers: "One heartbeat away from the presidency, and not a single vote cast in my name. … Democracy is so overrated."
Season 2 premieres on Feb. 14 — a heart-shaped box of chocolates and a binge-watch of new veep machinations sounds like a great Valentine's Day to us — and the trailer also promised Frank is not the only Underwood with whom Washingtonians will tangle.
Zoe (Kate Mara) and Janine (Constance Zimmer) are still trying to unravel Frank's misdeeds (which, they rightfully suspect, may include murder); Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney), the president's friend who recommended Frank for his new gig, seems to be on a new anti-Frank mission; and President Walker (Michael Gill) himself also hints at some strife with the wily Frank.
But it's Mrs. Underwood who asks of someone in the trailer, "Am I really the sort of enemy you want to make?" and declares, "Let's make him suffer" about one of her husband's many foes, prompting Frank to turn to the camera and utter, "I don't know whether to be proud or terrified."
Be terrified, Frank. Be very terrified.
Meanwhile, Claire's old (and once again?) lover Adam Galloway is back in the mix in Season 2, as is Rachel Posner, the former prostitute tied up in Frank and Doug Stamper's takedown of Russo; Gillian Cole, Claire's ex-employee who's now suing Claire; Remy Danton, the lobbyist and former employee of Frank's, who will continue to be wrapped up in business dealings with both Underwoods; and Freddy (Reg E. Cathey), the proprietor of Frank's beloved barbecue joint (and, we're guessing, the guy who's overheard a lot of Frank's secrets throughout the years).
Other Season 2 tidbits:
* Vulture reported Jodie Foster directed at least one episode of "House of Cards," and it's likely one toward the end of the season.
* The Underwoods will reportedly return to Frank's home state, South Carolina, at some point in the season.
* Sakina Jaffrey, who plays Frank's ally, and President Walker's chief of staff, Linda Vasquez, told a reporter on the Emmy red carpet in September that Season 2 is as fast-paced and surprising as the debut season. "Surprisingly thrilling. I thought we'd have to keep the pace slow, just because it's so mind-boggling what happened last year, but it's just as crazy," Jaffrey said. "Oh my God. The first episode [of Season 2], I said, 'What? No way."
* Though a "House of Cards" producer said he thought Season 2 would be the Emmy-winning, Golden Globe-nominated series' final season, Netflix exec Ted Sarandos has since said the company is very interested in extending the series' lifespan.
Season 2 of "House of Cards" will be released, in its entirety, on Feb. 14 at Netflix.com.