In news that should be met with a resounding “well, duh,” Netflix has renewed its hit political drama House of Cards for a fourth season. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series has arguably changed the landscape of streaming television, with Netflix more than proving that a show can be released all at once and still be talked about for months after the fact.
House of Cards is based on a novel and BBC miniseries that shares the same name that aired in 1990. The U.S. Netflix adaptation has Frank Underwood, an underhanded do-anything-to-win political snake, working his way up from Whip of the Democratic party to greater political heights.
The series has received high acclaim from critics and fans alike, with a Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and high marks from our own review. Its popularity has even spread to unlikely places such as Sesame Street in a skit starring “Frank Underwolf.”
News of the renewal was announced by the official House of Cards Twitter account which promises to “leave a legacy,” similar to Frank’s frequent motto on the show.
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) April 2, 2015
All three seasons of House of Cards can be seen now, in their entirety, on Netflix. If you wish to own the series yourself, Season 1 and Season 2 are both available on Amazon as Blu-ray box sets now, and Season 3 is available for pre-order.
No exact date was given for the show’s fourth season debut, only that it will be returning sometime in 2016.