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‘House of Cards’ returns to Maryland

House of CardsHollywood is back on the Chesapeake.

The Netflix series “House of Cards” commenced filming its second season Monday in Maryland. Its first season created more than 2,200 jobs and an economic engine of $140 million, state economic development officials said. Much of the filming takes place in Baltimore and Harford County, where the production stage is located.

The second-season of the political-based drama, filmed by Media Rights Capital, will feature 13 installments. The series stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kata Mara and Michael Kelly and is produced by Beau Willimon.

The General Assembly recently extended the state’s film production activity tax credit to lure the production back to Maryland.

“We’re grateful to Gov. O’Malley and the state legislature for encouraging film and TV production in Maryland,” said Willimon in a statement. “The state’s vendors, crews, diverse locations and government support make it an ideal place to film.”