Revealed last week in a tweet from Netflix, a black image with an upside down American flag and the words: “Season 4 Coming 2016
” were displayed, with a line above the image reading: “I will leave a legacy”, and the hashtag #Underwood2016.
Though further details are still being kept underwraps by Netflix, such as when the fourth season is to hit the streaming service, it’s likely the series will continue around the same time as it did this year – on February 27 – with the usual number of 13 episodes.
Based on a British series of the same name, Kevin Spacey stars in the American version of House of Cards as the scheming, manipulative yet charismatic politician and president Frank Underwood, with Robin Wright by his side as the first lady and counterpart in political crime.
Following the Underwoods through three seasons to-date, they’ve had to claw and scratch their way to the top, but now that they’re in the White House they have had to face the challenges that come with running the country.
Deadline Hollywood reports that both Spacey and Wright are to return for season four, with producting beginning in and around Baltimore this summer, where past seasons have been filmed.
Some fans believe that the line given in the tweet indicates that the series could be coming to an end, but it’s hard to believe one of Netflix’s most popular and successful original series would be let go.
2013 saw House of Cards score 14 Emmy nominations, taking home the prizes for casting and cinematography, as well as the best directing of a drama series. Last year a total of 31 Emmy nominations were given to the series, but they didn’t manage to secure any wins by the end of the night.
Following the debut of House of Cards two years ago, further original series have been introduced by Netflix as it positions itself now against huge broadcasting giants, such as HBO. In that time other services have been created and launched, including one from Amazon that hoped to capture the attention of the market and audiences.