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Beau Willimon’s New Tricks: In the Graveyard with ‘House of Cards’ Creator

It was almost dusk at the Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church—not to be confused with the nearby Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church, also created by Peter Stuyvesant nearly 100 years before the Revolutionary War—and six feet below us were the remains of some of Brooklyn’s colonizing Dutch families. And while it’s not exactly the cheeriest place to spend a Saturday afternoon, especially with snow blanketing the ground, Beau Willimon, the 37-year-old creator of House of Cards, had a surprisingly upbeat take on it all.

“Just think of the snow as several more inches separating us from an eternal place of rest,” he said, sounding exactly like a character created by Beau Willimon.

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