House of Cards Renewed Season 5

House of Cards Renewed for Season 5, Series Creator to Exit

Well ahead of its Season 4 drop date, Netflix’s House of Cards has been renewed for Season 5.

Series creator Beau Willimon, however, will step down as showrunner for the drama’s 2017 cycle.

“Netflix and MRC 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,” Netflix and producer MRC said in a statement. “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.”

House of Cards in its first two seasons was Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, while leads Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright each have won Golden Globes, as has guest actor Reg E. Cathey.

Season 4 releases on March 4.

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  1. MrScreenAddict says:

    Huh. I keep expecting this show to wrap up every year. The original British version only lasted three seasons, I assumed Netflix would follow the same template and end it last season. So Season 4 was surprise to me, and now Season 5? Without Beau Willimon? I’m can’t really say I’m thrilled about this news. How long can they stretch out the saga of Frank Underwood? The house of cards has to fall eventually, right?

  2. Jackie says:

    I think it will wrap up with season 5. If you are going to base your show on Shakespeare, then you do a Shakespeare 5 act structure.

  3. SUSO says:

    It would have been so perfect to end after season 4, when they had 52 episodes.

  4. Murica! says:

    I thought this was going to be the final season. Maybe Willimon wanted the show to last 4 seasons, but netflix wanted more.

  5. David4 says:

    After season 3 I think it was clear they should only have done 2-3 seasons, now the are just dragging it out.