The ending of House of Cards may not have been as interesting compared to when the show debuted, but the series is definitely geared to make up for that! Netflix has confirmed that House of Cards season 5 is currently under production and would air this 2017.
As reported by Engadget, Beau Willimon, the executive producer for House of Cards, has refused to do another season. Willimon stated, “I’m grateful to Netflix and MRC, my fellow executive producers, our two incandescent stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, our talented writers, as well as the incredible cast and crew with whom I’ve had the privilege to work.”
He added, “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.”
Netflix and Media Rights Capital, the companies responsible for House of Cards, responded to the declaration and stated, “[We] owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Beau Willimon for his strong narrative vision for House of Cards over the show’s first four seasons.”
Although Willimon is out of the picture, Hollywood Reporter revealed that his retirement from the series does not mean that the show’s over.
The report indicates that Netflix’s announcement regarding the series reveals that there will definitely be a season five to look forward to. The statement, released Thursday, states, “Prior to its fourth-season premiere, Netflix and [producers] Media Rights Capital are thrilled to announce that House of Cards will return for a fifth season in 2017. Concurrent with the renewal, creator and showrunner Beau Willimon is departing the critically acclaimed series.”
This hints that production is ongoing, and that the fans could expect more of Kevin Spacey’s acting for another season!
Catch the House of Cards season 5 in 2017.