Season 4 of “House of Cards” just premiered last Friday, with an assurance that fans can expect at least a fifth installment after the announcement was made earlier this year.
In a streaming update made in late January, “House of Cards” was announced to be renewed for season 5, expected in 2017.
Although no specific date has been pinned down for the new season, according to Bustle, the premiere dates of the previous seasons have interesting patterns. It observed that the new season of “House of Cards” is always slated on a Friday and two weeks from the previous seasons.
It cited how season one initially aired on Feb. 1, 2013, followed by its sophomore run on Feb. 14 the following year, and so on. If this pattern holds true, season 5 of the show may be expected on Mar. 17 next year.
Nonetheless, the same report also noted another significant date in 2017, which is the actual presidential inauguration. The show may also coincide the premiere date of the fifth season on Jan. 20 in parallel with the actual U.S. presidential oath-taking and may feature a season premiere pertaining to the inauguration of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) or whoever wins the election in the show.
Meanwhile, season 5 of the show will be handled by a different showrunner, after the same streaming announcement revealed that show creator Beau Willimom will be staying only up to season 4. The two senior writers of the show, Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese will be taking over “House of Cards” season 5.
Both Gibson and Pugliese already know their way around the television show, but to write and to run a show are still different things. With this, Netflix Life believes that there will still be transitions and adjustments internally, making a March premiere date still a safer bet for season 5.