'House of Cards" season 5 release date, spoilers: Frank and Doug to taste failure; Claire may kill Frank to become president

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Is it time for Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) to fail in the fifth season of “House of Cards”?

In an interview with TheWrap, Kelly revealed that back in season 3, show creator Beau Willimon talked about how he wanted Frank and Doug to lose the influence and power they gained in previous seasons in order for them to know the bitter taste of failure.

Since Willimon has left the show, it is not known if this plan will be carried out by the new showrunners. Nevertheless, sources say that Frank is still going to be in deep trouble this upcoming season, and he may even die.

Rumors say that his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), may even be behind his murder because she wants to be president so badly. It is well-known that “House of Cards” is an adaptation of a British series in the ’90s with the same name. In that series, Frank’s counterpart, Francis Urquhart, is killed by his bodyguard with the consent of his wife. This makes the “Claire kills Frank” theory plausible.

Of course, fans will have to wait and see if the showrunners of this series will follow the lead of the original series or not.

According to reports, Frank may become involved with another woman this season since his relationship with Claire is not going so well right now. This will make the interaction between the couple interesting since they will be working together as the president and vice president of the United States.

Meanwhile, “House of Cards” is nominated for a total of 13 Emmy awards, including one in the best drama category. Lead actor Spacey is vying for an Emmy in the lead actor in a drama category, while Wright is nominated in the lead actress category. Kelly is also nominated for an Emmy in the supporting actor category.

“House of Cards” season 5 is supposed to air sometime in 2017.