House of Cards has been renewed for season 5, Netflix announced yesterday, but creator and showrunner Beau Willimon will not return for the future adventures of President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey).
In a statement, Willimon thanked his team, including “our two incandescent stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.”
“After five years and four seasons, it’s time for me to move on to new endeavors,” he said, “but I’m supremely proud of what we’ve built together, wish the show much continued success, and leave it in the hands of a very capable team.”
“Netflix and [film and television studio] 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,” Netflix said in a statement. “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.”
Starring Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, and more, the first three seasons of House of Cards are now streaming on Netflix.