Netflix wants to exclusively distribute the original TV series by David Fincher and Kevin Spacey, according to multiple sources.
We recently reported on the series, a remake of the U.K. political drama, “House of Cards,” starring Spacey with Fincher as director. The two reportedly have been pitching the series to premium cable channels such as HBO and Showtime.
Netflix has committed to two seasons of the show, according to Deadline.com, and the website estimates the deal could cost Netflix $100 million for rights to the show.
If the deal goes through, it would mark the first time Netflix has purchased the exclusive distribution rights to a major TV show.
Netflix has acquired the rights to the show, according to indieWire.
Netflix will stream House of Cards exclusively for U.S. audiences in late 2012. The company committed a minimum of 26 episodes.