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.