The Kevin Spacey Netflix drama will return in 2017.
Netflix have officially announced that Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood will continue his political quest in a fifth season of House of Cards to air in 2017.
The statement released by Netflix said “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.”
The statement went onto add “Netflix and Media Rights Capital 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.”
Beau Willimon, who has written more than 20 episodes, is the man behind the shows’ international success. His pitch of the American version of the UK mini series’ also attracted Netflix and Kevin Spacey to the hit show.
To date, House of Cards has won 17 awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Kevin Spacey) at The Golden Globes in 2015, Best Television Series- Drama at The Golden Globes in 2014 and Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015. In total, the show has been nominated for 126 awards.
Netflix is yet to announce who will replace Beau Willimon, but the show has a number of executive producers that could potentially step into the role.
House of Cards returns to Netflix on March 4th, Where Frank Underwood kicks his presidential re-election campaign up a notch.