January 20, 2017


'House of Cards' Drops Teaser & Season 5 Premiere Date

Because today's obviously the day to fancifully daydream about fundamentally corrupt, dystopic American presidencies, House of Cards is in the house! Announcing a May 30 Season 5 premiere date, the critically celebrated Netflix drama also shared a teaser, above.

Children doing a monotone recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, an upside-down U.S. flag flying in front of the doomed Capitol under evil gray skies—refreshing! On Twitter, House of Cards added a note: "We make the terror." LOL! Can you imagine, American politics, terrifying???????

The May 30 release makes this the longest-ever wait for the show, which traditionally comes back in February or early March. That could be due to creator/showrunner/writer Beau Willimon's exit. He'll be succeeded as showrunner in Season 5 by senior writers Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese.

In 2013, House of Cards became the first streaming-only, non-traditional-TV-network show to receive Emmy Award nominations. All four annual seasons have received nods for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Kevin Spacey), and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Robin Wright). Although its two powerful leads have yet to take home Emmy hardware, they've each won a Golden Globe for Best Actor/Actress – Television Series Drama.

Next, watch Third Eye Blind, Sir the Baptist, State Champs, Mutemath and more react to Donald Trump becoming president: