A second VP from Baltimore-filmed show?

'House of Cards' trailer hints Kevin Spacey's character about to get a promotion

January 11, 2014

Netflix picked up the promotional tempo for the Feb. 14 debut of Season 2 of "House of Cards" with the release of another trailer last week.

This one is worth it for Francis Underwood's assessment of what appears to be his swearing-in as vice president of the United States.

"Democracy is so overrated," he says, noting that not a single vote was cast in his favor.

If Underwood does officially assume the vice presidency in Season 2, we'll have two American vice presidents created on the soundstages of Baltimore: Underwood and Selina Meyer (HBO's "Veep").

As Virginia was an incubator of early American presidents, will Baltimore be seen as the same for TV vice presidents?

In this age of mediated reality, we'll take it if it happens. Beats being Murder City and/or Drug Central in the world media, don't you think?

David Zurawik

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