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Maryland State House Closes For Filming Of Popular Netflix Series

Like its first, "House of Cards" is filming its second season in Maryland.
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Like its first, "House of Cards" is filming its second season in Maryland.

The Maryland State House is closed to the public today and is providing the set for the Netflix show "House of Cards'' this week.

The building was closed to the public on Monday, as actor Kevin Spacey and other actors filled the House of Delegates for filming. The building also is scheduled to be closed to the public on Tuesday. While the building is closed to the public, Maryland state government staff members are still working inside.

The House chamber has been made over to look like the U.S. Senate. Spacey plays a ruthless congressman in the show, which is filming its second season.

"House of Cards'' is set in Washington, about 30 miles from Annapolis, but has largely been filmed in Baltimore and other sites in Maryland. Earlier this year the General Assembly tripled the state's film incentive fund, which offers tax breaks to any film or TV show that spends more than $500,000 in Maryland.

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