Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey, who plays Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” guarantees that the show still has some surprises up its sleeves for Season 5. In this photo, the actor attends the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington on Dec. 4, 2016. Reuters/Yuri Gripas

Given all of the crazy things that have happened under President Donald Trump’s administration in the United States, the political drama “House of Cards” might pale in comparison when its Season 5 premieres on Netflix at the end of May.

However, lead star Kevin Spacey, who plays President Frank Underwood in the series, guarantees that the show still has a few surprises up its sleeves. He admitted that the show eerily has parallels in real life, but since the show shoots months in advance before it airs, he said their materials are actually being ripped off by reality.

READ: How is Frank Underwood different from Donald Trump?

“At some point between when we shot the season and before it dropped, 3-4-5 happened in the real world, and we go ‘everyone's going to assume we stole it from the headlines.’ I think we've never been more relevant,” he told host Stephen Colbert in the latest episode of “The Late Show.” “I do believe we have better writers. We did it first.”

This was not the first time Spacey raved about the show’s upcoming season. He got fans really excited when he earlier said that Season 5 is the best one they have ever done, filled with even more shocking twists and turns in the political field. “This year, in particular, there’s been a lot of commentary about how we can't compete in the real world, so it’s not going to be as interesting and the show can’t possibly be as crazy as the real world. And my answer to that is, just you wait. Just you wait,” he told Bloomberg.

As crazy as the show might be, what with Spacey’s character’s devious manipulations and constant betrayal, the actor is encouraging viewers to get involved in politics. “It’s really worthwhile, it's really worth doing,” he said. “Whether that's stuffing envelopes for something you believe in or finding out what your community center needs.”

Spacey’s co-star Michael Kelly, who plays his loyal chief of staff Doug Stamper, on the other hand, believes the show is pretty tame compared to what Trump is doing. “The madness that’s happening with this current administration… people are going to watch ‘House of Cards’ and go, ‘that's not so crazy,’” he told CNN.

“House of Cards” Season 5 premieres May 30 on Netflix.