Sony to distribute ‘House of Cards’

David Fincher exec produces the upcoming series

Sony Pictures TV has inked a deal with Media Rights Capital to distribute David Fincher’s upcoming series “House of Cards.”

The show, helmed and exec produced by Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, will be handled by Sony in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Spain after Netflix’s window on the series expires.

“Ides of March” screenwriter Beau Willimon developed the series and will serve as showrunner. As with any prestige project, there are plenty of producers: Fincher, Josh Donen, Eric Roth, Spacey, Dana Brunetti and John Melfi will exec produce. Show is based on a BBC series of the same name produced by Andrew Davies and Michael Dobbs, who also produce. Rick Cleveland and Sarah Treem write and produce.

The pilot is written by Willimon and helmed by Fincher.

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