From Harford County Government:
(Bel Air, MD) – County Executive David R. Craig is pleased to announce that Media Rights Capital and Netflix have agreed to base production of the first season of the political thriller series “House of Cards” in Harford County.
The series, which will consist of 13 one-hour episodes and will be Netflix’s first original dramatic production, is based on a novel and an acclaimed BBC miniseries by the same name. Oscar award-winning actor Kevin Spacey has signed on to produce and star in the series, and other Hollywood names such as David Fincher (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and John Melfi (Sex and the City) will be on the production team.
The project is expected to have a major impact on the local economy, with service industries such as catering and lodging, as well as construction, standing to feel the benefits. “House of Cards” will be the first major Hollywood production to be based in Harford County since “Tuck Everlasting” was filmed in 2002.
“This represents a tremendous opportunity for Harford County and will provide a noticeable boost to our economy,” commented County Executive Craig. “Between the number of jobs created, office and studio space leased, hotel rooms booked, and businesses utilized, this is yet another indication that industries of all types recognize that Harford County is a good place to do business.”
“I appreciate the outstanding work of the Maryland Film Office in conjunction with our Office of Economic Development in landing this production project in Harford County and Maryland. I wish the studio all the best as they film and produce this series, and I cannot wait to see the final product.”