Someone over at Netflix dropped the ball on Wednesday afternoon when 10 episodes of House of Cards season 3 were accidentally released onto the streaming service.
At about 4:30PM eastern time, people began noticing that almost the entire third season of House of Cards was available on Netflix, two weeks ahead of its scheduled release date of February 27.
It only took Netflix about 15 minutes to realize what happened and promptly remove the error. They released a satirical statement on Twitter to address the unfortunate situation:
This is Washington. There's always a leak. All 13 episodes will launch February 27.
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 11, 2015
Some news outlets were able to get screen grabs of the episodes and their descriptions before they were taken down:
Chapter 27: A rocky start for the Underwood presidency. Frank wants to introduce an ambitious jobs program, while Claire sets her sights on the United Nations.
Chapter 28: Claire’s U.N. bid runs into trouble. Frank fights off mutiny with a bold address to the country.
Chapter 29: The Russian president’s state visit becomes a cold war of wills, and some punks heat things up.
Chapter 30: Claire bypasses Russia at the U.N. Frank tries to outmaneuver a potential challenger and ends up face to face with a higher power.
Chapter 31: Frank declares war on Congress to jump-start his jobs program. Claire spars with the Russian Ambassador.
Chapter 32: Frank and Claire travel to Moscow to negotiate the return of an imprisoned U.S. citizen. Claire takes a stand that jeopardizes their plans.
Chapter 33: The damage is done and the Underwoods must repair it. But deep wounds don’t heal fast, and sometimes not at all.
Chapter 34: A hurricane endangers more than just the entire East Coast and Frank must make a difficult choice.
Chapter 35: The Jordan Valley erupts in chaos just as Frank’s campaign is picking up steam. Claire gets disturbing intel and counsels him.
Chapter 36: Frank needs to deal with Petrov one on one while Claire tries to preserve the peace-keeping mission. Sacrifices must be made.
If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to check out the official House of Cards season 3 trailer!