Michael Kelly, the actor who plays Doug Stamper in Netflix’s political drama “House of Cards,” has teased that there will be “radical changes” in the show’s fifth season, thanks to former showrunner Beau Willimon.
“As we’ve gone along, you know, crazy s--t happens all the time,” the actor told Deadline. “I feel like any big changes that have happened on the show, it’s always well-warranted or well-deserved, that the audience will get it. They might have to wait longer than on your typical TV show, but they will bring you back.”
Kelly’s character in the show is not the nicest person to be around nor is he the most well-liked. However, the actor said he loves Doug and considers his stint in “House of Cards” as the best role he’s been given.
“I mean, I love going to work. It is the greatest job I’ve ever had. It’s the greatest crew that I’ve ever worked with. It’s a dream. You know, to feel that way at the start of season five, to feel the same I did when I started season one, it just says so much,” he gushed.
All of Kelly’s hard work and dedication to the show has paid off because he was nominated this year for an Emmy in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category. He will be competing against Jonathan Banks from “Better Call Saul,” Peter Dinklage and Kit Harrington from “Game of Thrones,” Ben Mendelsohn from “Bloodline” and Jon Voight from “Ray Donovan,” the Gold Derby reported.
With Willimon out of the picture, Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese have accepted the responsibility of being the new showrunners of “House of Cards,” according to Variety.
“House of Cards” Season 5 will premiere sometime in 2017.