'House of Cards' season 5 news, spoilers: Baltimore production begins

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The American political drama web series “House of Cards” is all geared up for a fifth season. The show airing on Netflix is currently filming new scenes for the upcoming season in Baltimore, where the production crew has gotten used to transforming the city into Washington, D.C., where the series fictitiously takes place.

CBS Baltimore first reported about the production crew gracing a couple of streets this week and that everyone in the vicinity are actually used to it since the same areas have been used by the show for the past four seasons.

Originally created by Beau Willimon, the series is actually an adaptation of another series that aired on BBC and based on the novel of Michael Dobbs. It tells the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a House majority whip and Democrat representing the fifth congressional district of South Carolina. When he failed to obtain the appointment for the Secretary of State, he, along with his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), figured out a plan to put him into higher echelons of power.

But with the departure of Willimon, there has been talk about the show nearing its end and that the fifth season could actually be its last. It’s worthy of mention though that majority of the cast are still onboard and that a couple of new writers are going to fill in for Willimon. Well, those are signs that the show may actually be here to stay.

A recipient of several Emmy Awards, the first four seasons of “House of Cards” became a hit to viewers, but the departure of its original writer could mean some major changes in how the series will move on. Now the only way to know that is to wait for it to be released on Netflix via streaming early next year.