'House of Cards' season 4 trailer: Is Frank digging the grave of his recent victim? show renewed for fifth season


The American political and drama television series “House of Cards” will be released in March for season 4.

In its most recent trailer, the less than 30 seconds clip showed Doug Stamper, played by Michael Kelly, digging in a forest. Shortly after, he was joined by Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) as they smile during a media press release in what looks like a campaign.

The footage looks innocent at first, as the political figure may just be fronting some tree planting or social activity in line with the presidential campaign. However, it can also mean digging the grave of his victims, as fans witnessed Frank’s evil ways in the previous seasons.

The teaser may most likely symbolize the people who met their end because of Frank including Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara) or his most recent victim, Rachel (Rachel Brosnahan). Given this, there are rumors that Frank may also murder his wife Claire (Robin Wright) in the upcoming season.

Meanwhile, even before the fourth installment airs, “House of Cards” has already been renewed for a fifth season slated in 2017, noted KCRA in a streamed announcement last Thursday. However, show creator Beau Willimom will be staying only until season 4.

The network praised Willimon’s work, “Netflix and [production company Media Rights Capital] 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.”

However, it did not reveal the reason behind Willimon’s exit, as well as his replacement. Fans will likely hear more about the details as its production and air date near.

Season 4 of “House of Cards” will air on March 4, while season 5 will most likely debut around the same time in 2017.