Netflix has given “House of Cards” another vote of confidence, renewing the show for a fourth season to premiere in 2016. The announcement came in the form of a cryptic tweet posted Thursday. The site’s flagship show should return in time for its own election storyline to coincide with the national presidential election.
Netflix’s tweet announcing the show’s renewal featured one of Frank Underwood’s (Kevin Spacey) defining lines from Season 3 – “I will leave a legacy” – while also referencing the president’s ongoing campaign for re-election.
See the tweet below:
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) April 2, 2015
Season 3 of “House of Cards” left off (spoilers ahead) with Underwood winning an important victory in Iowa that put him on track to win the Democratic nomination for the upcoming presidential elections. President Underwood is running on his controversial America Works program that aims to cut expensive social programs like Medicare to fund thousands of new jobs for unemployed Americans. However, the politician is dealing with some trouble at home. Underwood's wife, Claire (Robin Wright), decided to leave her husband in the Season 3 finale.
“House of Cards” has premiered in February for each of its three seasons, though the exact date has been pushed back later every year. A late February/early March release date for Season 4 would drop the episodes in time for fans to binge watch the results of the fictional election just as the real national party primary races shift into gear for the 2016 election. Filming for Season 4 will begin at the end of the summer in Baltimore, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Will Frank Underwood win the election? Will he be able to repair his relationship with his wife? Fans will have to wait to find out. “House of Cards” Season 4 will return in 2016.
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