The third season of “House of Cards” is scheduled to premiere on Feb. 27, but on Wednesday, Netflix accidentally posted season three in its entirety on the streaming service before taking it down almost immediately.
A Netflix rep called it a technical error.
“Due to a technical glitch some (Frank) Underwood fans got a sneak peak,” the rep wrote in an email to Variety. “He’ll be back on Netflix on Feb. 27. #no spoilers.”
In a tongue-in-cheek tweet, the “House of Cards” Twitter handle characterized the upload as a “leak.”
This is Washington. There's always a leak. All 13 episodes will launch February 27.
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 11, 2015
Kevin Spacey, who stars in the series as Machiavellian politician Frank Underwood, won a 2015 Golden Globe for lead actor in a TV drama. Robin Wright, who plays his spouse Claire Underwood, took home the Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama last year.