It seems that losing the original writer Beau Willimon of the series does not stop Netflix’s multi-nominated political drama “House of Cards” to release their fifth season. The upcoming sequel is expected to be more politically pragmatic, bold, and demoralizing.
Coinciding with the inauguration day of President Trump, “House of Cards” announced their airdate on Twitter. In their announcement video, the American flag was turned upside down, resembling terror, with the children reciting the “Pledge of Allegiance” in the background.
It was noted that “House of Cards” season 4 ended with Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), watching the terrorist’s live execution of the hostage.
In the fifth season of the highly-acclaimed television series based on BBC’s mini-series of the same name, it is speculated to cover the continued greed of power of the fierce couple while the nation is at war against terrorism.
Some reports also depicted that the next season will take up Claire’s appointment as Frank’s running mate in the upcoming election.
Anyhow, readers are advised to take everything with a grain of salt because official details of the next season are yet to be revealed.
Meanwhile, it was previously reported that Netflix and MRC issued a joint statement expressing their heartfelt gratitude and well-wishes to Willimon, in which the latter responded sincerely.
“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,” according to the statement.
As a response, Willimon asserted, “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 5 will premiere on Netflix on May 30.