When you look at the television at night, chances are your screen is usually filled with a political climate that is, at best, unnerving. Secret foreign meetings, deleted emails, coupled with ‘leaderless’ intelligence and security services, would probably be more entertaining if it wasn’t a harsh reality; like in the case of the Netflix series House of Cards.
In an art imitates life situation, the former Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza, is back on presidential duty thanks to the streaming service.
Pete Souza, the former chief Official White House photographer for President Barack Obama, first started following presidents during the Ronald Reagan administration, but as of recently has become increasingly known on Instagram for using his vast archives of the former POTUS for his posts, even in the face of a new one.
Tasked by Netflix, Souza was hired to chronicle the fictitious POTUS, Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and the Chief of Staff, Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), during their visit to D.C. ahead of season five premiere of the Netflix original series.
Kevin Spacey, the show’s protagonist, made stops as Underwood at iconic D.C. landmarks throughout the day as part of the campaign. The team spent the day visiting the White House, Union Station, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the U.S. Capitol Building, and Ben’s Chili Bowl, among other locations.
The photographs came to light on Monday across the Instagram accounts of Souza, Michael Kelly, and House of Cards, with others have been emerging on the House of Cards Facebook page. you can check out the entirety of the series, dubbed “Pete Souza: A Day in the Life of Frank Underwood”, on Facebook here.
House of Cards season 5 jumps right back into the complicated lives of the Underwoods, and in typical Netflix fashion, the entire season will be available for streaming at once and will be available on Tuesday, May 30.