Ahead of the premiere of season four, Netflix has already renewed House of Cards for a fifth season. On top of the renewal news, creator Beau Willimon will be exiting the drama series. There's no word yet on who will be replacing Willimon as the showrunner, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, he's leaving to focus on writing an original play.
"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 said in a statement. "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."
For now, see what we know about season four!