Somebody at Netflix just messed up.
With no advance notice, Season 3 of House of Cards, one of Netflix’s most popular shows, debuted on the popular streaming service this afternoon for about 15 minutes.
Both mobile and desktop users could briefly watch every episode of the third season, despite all promotional materials — even on Netflix’s user interface itself — suggesting that the February 27 release date was still on schedule.
Meanwhile, Netflix’s official Twitter account is tweeting about kittens.
Because everyone needs a kitten break… or in this case the Comments section. http://t.co/9LHqtVvZJh
— Netflix US (@netflix) February 11, 2015
UPDATE: In the 10 minutes it took to write this article, Netflix has pulled all episodes. But it happened, seriously!
INTERNET RED ALERT THIS IS REAL. House of Card season 3 is on Netflix!!! RIGHT NOW. pic.twitter.com/mhbYXvBPkq
— michelle buchman (@michelledeidre) February 11, 2015
UPDATE 2: Well played, Netflix.
This is Washington. There's always a leak. All 13 episodes will launch February 27.
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 11, 2015