Frank Underwood will have another season.
[dropcap=small]T[/dropcap]he hit Netflix original series House of Cards has been renewed for a fifth season that will come out in 2017. This news comes ahead of the fourth season premiere. This is great news for all of the fans of the show who cannot get enough of everyone’s favorite politician.
However, this is not the only news to come out from Netflix. The original showrunner, Beau Willimon, is leaving the show. He was the original writer and creator of the show. Netflix released a statement regarding his decision to leave.
“Netflix and MRC owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Beau Willimon for his strong narrative vision for House of Cards over the show’s first four seasons. As an Academy Award-nominated writer, he made his first foray into television and built a riveting and critically acclaimed series, establishing his place in TV history. The producers, cast and crew join us in wishing Beau the best in his next creative adventure.”
“I’m grateful to Netflix and MRC, my fellow executive producers, our two incandescent stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, our talented writers, as well as the incredible cast and crew with whom I’ve had the privilege to work,” said Beau Willimon. “After five years and four seasons, it’s time for me to move on to new endeavors, but I’m supremely proud of what we’ve built together, wish the show much continued success, and leave it in the hands of a very capable team.”
House of Cards Season 4 releases March 4, 2016, and Season 5 is scheduled for 2017.