How Beau Willimon writes House of Cards

‘Don’t write. Instead, go do something that will make you happy.’ ‘You’re still here? Congratulations, you’re a writer. You’d crawl through the desert to tell a story’. Beau Willimon wrote for theatre for twenty years. Four years ago he had his big break when Netflix purchased two seasons of House of Cards. At SxSW 2015, he gave us some […]

Frank Underwood is an optimist, says his creator

The show’s creator, for his part, has claimed he doesn’t have a cynical view of politics: Dead bodies and callous plots aside, Frank Underwood is an “optimist at heart,” Willimon insists. “He says, ‘Forward progress. Momentum. Do something instead of nothing.’” Says House of Cards-creator Beau Willimon in an interview with Politico. I didn’t see that coming […]