'House of Cards' season 5 news: Dana Brunetti on show's future, comments on Beau Willimon's exit


“House of Cards” season 5 may not be coming back to Netflix until next year, but speculations about where the thriller will go story-wise have been going rampant online.The show has gone through a lot of transitioning both in front of and behind the camera. Amidst, this, executive producer Dana Brunetti believes that the show will only get better coming into season 5.

“We’re definitely doing season 5 that’s all we have a commitment to. Look, I’ll keep doing it for as long as we can, as long as it’s still good,” Brunetti told The Hollywood Reporter, referring to the critically acclaimed political show.

Brunetti, who sat in for the media outlet’s “Awards Chatter” podcast segment, also shared details about the process of bringing “House of Cards” together. Being a long time colleague of lead star Kevin Spacey, he admitted that he has been pushing the actor to do television for quite some time before landing the ruthless role of politician Frank Underwood. Interestingly, it was Spacey who kick-started Brunetti’s career when the 56-year-old hired the young producer as his executive assistant.

Being one of the many producers of the show, Brunetti was also questioned about his sentiments on the sudden exit of showrunner Beau Willimon from the web TV series.

“I think he had had his run, and it’s always good to bring in some fresh eyes on things. There wasn’t like a battle or anything like that. It had run its course,” he said.

Earlier this year and before season 4 was released, Willimon confirmed his departure from the show. This prompted the show to promote two writers, Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese, to show running duties.

Despite all the rumors surrounding the departure, Brunetti insisted that the show and Willimon still have a good relationship.

“He is one of the most amazing writers out there, and for as young as he is we have a lot more material to come from him, and believe me I’m gonna be hitting him for some. And now that I’m doing this, I’m kind of glad that he’s out of ‘House of Cards’ because maybe I can get him on something of mine [at Relativity]!”

“House of Cards” is scheduled to come back to Netflix next year, sometime around March. Fans can expect a battle for power especially with the upcoming elections and Frank still on his hospital bed.