Netflix Accidentally Uploads House of Cards, Then Yanks It

Season 3 is quickly taken down
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2015 4:48 PM CST
Netflix Accidentally Uploads House of Cards , Then Yanks It
This image released by Netflix shows Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, left, and Robin Wright as Clair Underwood in a scene from "House of Cards."   (AP Photo/Netflix, Nathaniel E. Bell)

House of Cards fans likely know that season 3 doesn't arrive on Netflix until Feb. 27. Which is why it was pretty weird today when 10 new episodes showed up unannounced and available for live streaming. For a little while anyway. Netflix tells CNBC that a "bug in its system" caused the accidental uploads, and they were quickly taken down. The company swears it wasn't a PR stunt and made light of the mistake in a tweet: "This is Washington. There's always a leak." For those dying for clues about what's ahead, the Verge has some of the episode descriptions. Beware minor spoilers. (Read more Netflix stories.)

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