Netflix has renewed House of Cards for Season 5, to stream in 2017.
The renewal comes ahead of the political drama’s fourth season release on March 4, 2016.
Season 5 will be without creator, executive producer and showrunner Beau Willimon, who is leaving the show, the streaming giant has confirmed:
“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.
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. 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.”