Netflix Will Produce Network-Quality Shows of Its Own

There were rumblings yesterday that Hulu wants to produce original content. Netflix just beat them to the punch, acquiring the rights to a new show starring Kevin Spacey, with the pilot being directed by David Fincher. Wow.

The show is a drama called House of Cards, which is an adaptation of the book and miniseries from the UK. AV Club says that Spacey will not only star as a "ruthless politician," but serve as the show's executive producer. Netflix also paid $100 million dollars and committed to 26 episodes, outbidding HBO and AMC on their way to getting their hands on the rights. Networks and cable operators: suck it. [AV Club]