‘House of Cards’ Season 5 Gets New Writer; Beau Willimon Leaving


Netflix’s “House of Cards” is one of the most popular shows in the platform that it’s part of what drove video streaming into its mainstream success. Ahead of its Season 4 debut, the video streaming giant has just renewed the critically acclaimed political drama for a fifth season pegged for a 2017 release. But all is not well, and some bad news came along with it.

Showrunner Beau Willimon, who led the show for a good four-season run, is departing from “House of Cards” prior to Season 5. “I’m grateful to Netflix and MRC, my fellow executive producers, our two incandescent stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, our talented writers, as well as the incredible cast and crew with whom I’ve had the privilege to work,” the Academy Award nominated writer said in a statement. He later added that after five years and four seasons of the show, it’s time for him to move on to new endeavors, and then continues to wish “House of Cards” its continued success.

Willimon’s writing has brought “House of Cards” its huge success and it’s difficult to follow up after him. At this time, there is no replacement for the showrunner.

“Netflix and 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,” the company said in a statement. Willimon, as an Academy Award nominated writer, made his first entry into the television industry with “House of Cards,” which was adapted from the BBC show of the same name and built a riveting and critically acclaimed series, reads the statement further.

“House of Cards” is a Netflix original that stars Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey and Golden Globe Award winner Robin Wright. The show has easily established its grounds in the scene all thanks to its powerful writing and beautiful performances from its actors. The show was also the first streaming series that was nominated for primetime Emmy awards three years ago, with Spacey winning the Best Actor, as well as a Golden Globe Award alongside Wright.

To Top