Let it never be said that Frank Underwood isn’t a good negotiator.
The dispute between House of Cards and the state of Maryland has finally been settled. Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that he and Media Rights Capital have reached an agreement to keep the show in Maryland, and for season three they will be receiving $11.5 million in tax credits.
Back in February, days after season two was released on Netflix, a dispute broke out between the show and the state of Maryland, with the production company behind House of Cards threatening to leave the state unless they received millions more in tax credits. The whole situation played out like an episode of the show, with Maryland delegates saying things like “Where does it stop?” and “We’re almost being held for ransom.”
In announcing the deal, O’Malley said, “Spoiler alert: we’re going to keep the 3700 jobs and more than 100 million dollars of economic activity and investment that House of Cards generates right here in Maryland.”
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