Most likely based on the fact that it has literally no reason not to, Netflix has renewed House Of Cards for a fourth season. Netflix doesn’t announce how many people watch its original shows, and it doesn’t have to worry about advertisers, so the only reason House Of Cards exists in the first place is so people will talk about Netflix. Seeing as how that’s what we’re doing right now, House Of Cards season four is already a success. Congratulations, Netflix! Variety says production will start this summer—though showrunner Beau Willimon admits that he and the writers have been secretly working on it for months—with the new season to premiere at some point in 2016.
It’ll be interesting to see where a fourth season of House Of Cards takes Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood and Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood, since—spoiler alert for season three of House Of Cards—the most recent finale ended with the central characters going through a pretty big shake-up. As everyone who is caught up knows, the season wrapped up with Frank Underwood winning the election for President Of The Moon after dramatically defeating the Martian delegation and its slimy leader (played by Lars Mikkelsen). Meanwhile, the Republicans in Congress refused to fund Claire’s plan to build Iron Man-like suits for all of Washington D.C.’s unemployed, forcing her to go behind her husband’s back and pay for the project with that money she won when they went to Las Vegas. Then Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) showed up with some storylines of his own, and they were all terrible.