House of Cards Season 5: The new season didn’t release early due to some problems with the newly elected US president Donald Trump as per the old reports. It seems that US Presidential Elections 2016 interrupted the flow of the political storyline show. UPDATE (20th January 2017): Trailer released on Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day and the series will return on 30th May 2017 on Netflix. Watch announcement teaser below.
The fifth installment won’t air because the original showrunner Beau Willimon resigned from the show. There are rumors that Willimon left the show due to some issues with Donald Trump. It is confirmed that Beau’s decision was final and he has already left the show midway. The updates say that the issues were regarding his children.
House of Cards Season 5 Trailer
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House of Cards Season 5 Cast and Characters.
All the major characters are returning. There will be a handful of new additions too.
- Frank and Claire Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright
- Michael Kelly’s Doug Stamper and Neve Campbell as Claire’s advisor
- Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott, their roles are not known yet.
Is The New Season Inspired From Trump’s Presidency & Administration?
Well, the season was written before Donald Trump was elected as the US President. So, it won’t be good to make direct references. However, it will have glimpses of the past administration at many points. “The battlefield for season five is the American Psyche. That may be one parallel with our real world,” says Melissa Gibson, the new showrunner.
House of Cards Season5 Plot
It will begin from right where the season 4 ended. The Underwoods are running their presidency campaign amidst a climate of terrorist paranoia. EW hinted that the rivals will have greater roles as the election rivals. Doug Stamper and Leann Harvey will go head to head for the post of cheif adviser to the President couple.
Deadline reported that a major death is to follow. Earlier, Kelly said, “You lose characters that you love. We almost lost Frank, and I always have faith in the writers that no matter what road we go down, we’re going to come back to what the show is.”
House of Cards Season 5 Release Date
HoC 5 will release on Netflix on May 30, 2015. We all are waiting for it. Claire makes a plea to the public in eerie new teaser.
House of Cards Season 5 News, Updates & Rumors
Old Reports Below.
Willimon was against Trump being elected as the newest US President. He tried to change people’s heart but failed. Beau left the show as he got failed in changing the minds of people and couldn’t stop Donald Trump from becoming the president. He resigned for the sake of his grandchildren.
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It can also result in the show being canceled and season 5 may never air in future. With his decision, the storyline seems to have been paused and may even stop till it has aired. However, nothing is sure and fans are still waiting eagerly for their favorite political show to release.
Apart from the above reasons, there are related speculations of the Frank Underwood’s (Kevin Spacey) death. If season 5 of House of Cards has been released, then fans would have seen an exciting storyline. In the proposed storyline, Frank runs for the presidency with Claire (Robin Wright) as his running mate.
The fans theories state that Claire is adamant of becoming the next president and ready to do anything, even she won’t mind killing her husband. However, Netflix hasn’t released any spoilers or hints. Fans are eager to watch what series brings next.
It may be possible that fans would have to wait for a very long time to see the future storyline. Also, it could mean the end of the series. With Willimon gone, the rest of the cast even tried to make an exciting story, but his absence affected the core of the story.
After leaving the show, Willimon is supporting an anti-Trump organization named “Action Group Network.” However, House of Cards s5 release date was 24th February 2017 on Netflix as per the earlier schedule. Let’s see if it airs or not.