Russia Blocking ‘House Of Cards’ From Filming In Security Council Chamber


The producers of Netflix’s House of Cards are trying to get permission from the United Nations to film in the chamber of the U.N. Security Chamber as they film their third season, but Russia appears to be blocking them:

Russia just made a decision that most pay a heavy price for: The Kremlin said “no” to Frank Underwood.

Russia denied a request by Netflix’s “House of Cards” producers to film two episodes of the hit show at the United Nations’ Security Council in New York, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday. According to emails obtained by the news organization, Russia wanted to keep the room available for any international crises that may arise during the filming.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s office, however, recommended that the Security Council allow the Netflix show to film at the U.N., thinking it would be good publicity for the organization.

Vlaidmir Putin may want to reconsider this. Most people who cross Frank Underwood end up regretting it.

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  1. michael reynolds says:

    Now he’s gone too far: he’s pissing off Hollywood.

  2. dazedandconfused says:

    They say shooting would have happened this summer.

    Mortars and artillery being used on cities, and after Putin asked his government to remove the authority to invade as gesture of good will. Maybe it’s best that room remain ready to use at a moments notice…

  3. Ron Beasley says:

    After watching the first couple of episode of the second season of House of Cards, after witch I cancelled Netflix, I have to think he has good taste.