Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and the House Majority Whip, who, after getting passed over for promotion to Secretary of State, decides to exact his revenge on those who betrayed him.
Netflix announced today that House of Cards has been renewed for a fifth season. The veteran political drama, which is the streaming service's first-ever original series, received the good news ahead of its fourth season premiere, which is set for early March.
Season 5 of House of Cards will air in 2017, and for the first time the show will be without its creator, Beau Willimon, who is departing after four seasons. Willimon also acted as an executive producer and showrunner of the acclaimed series, which will now be searching for a suitable replacement to helm the show going forward.