'House of Cards,' Season 3, Briefly Appears Online 2 Weeks Early, Removed by Netflix

Kevin Spacey plays U.S. Representative Frank Underwood in Netflix’s “House of Cards.” MRC Studios

Ten episodes from the third season of House of Cards, Netflix's original political thriller starring Kevin Spacey, appeared for about half an hour on Netflix today before being taken down. Netflix has said the full season contains 13 episodes, so the fact that only 10 were uploaded points to an accident rather than an intentional leak.

This is Washington. There's always a leak. All 13 episodes will launch February 27.

— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 11, 2015

House of Cards was nominated for 13 Emmys in 2014, including Outstanding Drama Series, but won only one, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series.

A screenshot of the now-removed list of episodes from “House of Cards,” Season 3, on Netflix. Stav Ziv/Newsweek

The series was the network's second foray into producing original content. The first, Lilyhammer starring Steven Van Zandt, was not as well received.