The first trailer for the third season of House of Cards has been released, check it out here.

Netflix unveiled the preview shortly after the show's star Kevin Spacey picked up the Best Drama Actor TV award at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles last night (January 11).

The dramatic clip sees life get increasingly complicated for newly-sworn in President Frank Underwood (Spacey) and First Lady Claire Underwood (Robin Wright).

The trailer features Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing, Sherlock) who seems reluctant to shake President Frank Underwood's hand.

Mikkelsen told Kultur that his role is "great", saying he loved working on the show. He explained: 

"It's a crazy good series. The design is crazy and I like the Shakespearean references that are in the series.

"Among other things, Frank Underwood communicates with the audience like Shakespeare's Richard III. And it is enormously well played and incredibly intelligently written."

House of Cards will return to Netflix on February 27, get a taste of what's in store below.